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Cook County Assessor's Request for RPIE Data
and Tax Bill Update


by Bob Tivnan, Chicago, February 2021

Last week the Cook County Assessor mailed letters to commercial property owners requesting the voluntary submission of income/expense data and other property-specific information into the county's online Real Property Income and Expense (RPIE) tool.


POER's Recommendation


If you have received this letter, our recommendation is that you do not respond to the RPIE request before the appeal period opens.


Once the 2021 proposed values are known, POER will review your property's value and determine if an appeal is warranted. If an appeal is pursued, we will make sure the appropriate information is submitted at that time.


Please note that submitting RPIE data is optional unless filing an appeal, and there is no penalty imposed for not filing.


Property Tax Bill Update


The Cook County Treasurer's Office announced property owners will have two extra months to pay their First Installment Cook County property tax bills without a late fee, through May 3, 2021. Late fees for the Second Installment, due later this year, will also be waived for two months.


We want to work closely with you during this citywide reassessment. If you have questions or concerns about your property taxes, please contact us.