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Illinois: State Orders $1 Million Tax Refund For Trump, County Moves To Block It
Chicago Sun Times ^ | July 30, 2021 | Tim Novak

Posted on 07/31/2021 7:50:12 PM PDT by White Lives Matter

The Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board has decided former President Donald Trump is due a $1 million refund on his skyscraper’s 2011 tax bill, ruling last month that the Cook County Board of Review overestimated the value of the building’s hotel rooms and retail space.

But the Cook County State’s Attorney has filed suit with the Illinois Appellate Court, seeking to block the tax refund, which has yet to be issued.

If Trump ends up with the tax refund, it would come out of property taxes due to the city of Chicago and eight other government agencies, including Chicago Public Schools, which stands to lose the biggest chunk of money, about $540,000.

It’s the latest twist in the case originally filed by Ald. Edward M. Burke, whose law firm argued Cook County officials had over-assessed Trump’s skyscraper.

(Excerpt) Read more at chicago.suntimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cookcounty; greedycrooks; illinois; taxassessment; trump; trumptaxreturns
Talk about a bunch of greedy crooks.
1 posted on 07/31/2021 7:50:12 PM PDT by White Lives Matter
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To: White Lives Matter

And just what is the amount of refunds given every year.


2 posted on 07/31/2021 7:53:25 PM PDT by Captain Peter Blood (https://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/3804407/posts?q=1&;pag, and that )
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To: White Lives Matter

I wont be happy until I hear the screams from these stinking communists when a red-hot poker is jammed up their nether regions...


3 posted on 07/31/2021 7:54:24 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another Sam Adams now that we desperately need him?)
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If he actually deserves the refund , and doesn’t get it, he should ‘Wyatt’s Torch’ everything he owns in Illinois.

Let them enjoy the NO taxes he pays there anymore.


4 posted on 07/31/2021 8:01:04 PM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: SuperLuminal

“I wont be happy until I hear the screams from these stinking communists when a red-hot poker is jammed up their nether regions...”

I like the way you think.

If the building didn’t have Trump’s name on it this refund would have already been issued and you’d never hear a word about it.

L


5 posted on 07/31/2021 8:01:07 PM PDT by Lurker (Peaceful coexistence with the Left is not possible. Stop pretending that it is. )
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To: White Lives Matter
To be clear, that's a George Soros bought-and-paid-for States Attorney who is doing this, who has gained notoriety via the Smollett case among others.

If Trump ends up with the tax refund, it would come out of property taxes due to the city of Chicago and eight other government agencies, including Chicago Public Schools, which stands to lose the biggest chunk of money, about $540,000.

Good. It wouldn't be that big of a problem if those who run the City of Chicago had any clue as how to run a government.

6 posted on 07/31/2021 8:02:08 PM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (The more I learn about people, the more I like my dog. )
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To: White Lives Matter

I hope Trump is also getting interest on that debt. This is a refund from 2011.


7 posted on 07/31/2021 8:04:25 PM PDT by vikingd00d (chown -R us ~you/base)
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To: LegendHasIt

If he actually deserves the refund , and doesn’t get it, he should ‘Wyatt’s Torch’ everything he owns in Illinois.

Let them enjoy the NO taxes he pays there anymore.

You know that kinda kills his ability to make money off the property he still holds morgages on. All he needs to do is sue them for fraud, and demand 10 times the damage.


8 posted on 07/31/2021 8:17:20 PM PDT by The MAGA-Deplorian (Democrats are lawless because Republicans are ball-less!)
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To: White Lives Matter

While traveling through the Ill State on occasion, I strongly tend to NEVER buy anything there [gas, lodging, food] so as to short them on tax revenue.


9 posted on 07/31/2021 8:26:20 PM PDT by Paladin2 (Critical Marx Theory is The SOLUTION....)
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican

I don’t know how this Works guy is getting away with all this. He’s never really seen in the mainstream media. No interviews, nothing!


10 posted on 07/31/2021 8:28:12 PM PDT by White Lives Matter
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To: White Lives Matter

Pay the man you corrupt goons.


11 posted on 07/31/2021 8:30:07 PM PDT by NWFree (Somebody has to say it)
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To: White Lives Matter
SO, it's okay for the county to cheat Trump out of his money but it is illegal for Trump to cheat them out of his money?

Talk about a Catch 22! I agree with others, he should sell all his property and invest in Florida and Texas! No more property tax from Trump!

12 posted on 07/31/2021 8:39:13 PM PDT by gtwizard (Income Inequality is called INCENTIVE!)
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To: White Lives Matter

Government demands you fork over YOUR money

When its discovered government makes a mistake and took more than legally allowed, they won’t give it back


13 posted on 07/31/2021 8:48:40 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not Averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: White Lives Matter

Well they over charged Trump. They don’t want to give it back. That is a major felony theft. The officals need to be charged as such.


14 posted on 07/31/2021 8:50:26 PM PDT by Revel
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To: White Lives Matter

Damn autocorrect! Meant Soros guy


15 posted on 07/31/2021 9:15:25 PM PDT by White Lives Matter
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To: White Lives Matter

So many idiots thought “Trump only paid $750 in taxes” while completely ignoring he overpaid by millions.


16 posted on 07/31/2021 9:36:17 PM PDT by Organic Panic (Democrats. Memories as short as Joe Biden's eyes.)
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To: Organic Panic

You’re right. That’s what they get for listening to the fake news media.


17 posted on 07/31/2021 9:45:57 PM PDT by White Lives Matter
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To: White Lives Matter

If the refund is due then it’s due. Illinois can’t refuse to pay it just because it’s Trump.


18 posted on 08/01/2021 4:11:17 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: White Lives Matter

Because “he has enough money” as a liberal would say.


19 posted on 08/01/2021 4:13:12 AM PDT by albie
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To: White Lives Matter

Every 5 years, when the county reassesses my property I always review market transactions for similar properties and file an appeal. Every time I have done so I’ve seen my assessment lowered. Most citizens don’t appeal and have to pay higher taxes than they should as a result.

The amounts I have saved over the past 20 years are significant. One year the assessment was rolled back over $100,000 A very nice return on the investment of 3 hours of my time. The research is easy since Salinger price data for properties is public and available free from the county on the internet.

I’m sure Trump has an army of accountants and attorneys to file his appeals. However, this is a process a little guy can win without hiring lawyers and accountants. Just takes a little time.


20 posted on 08/01/2021 4:20:05 AM PDT by Soul of the South (The past is gone and cannot be changed. Tomorrow can be a better day if we work on it.)
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