"Elliott & Associates has done an excellent job for us and for our clients which we refer to them. Our experience is that their services are ethical professional precise with a high degree of customer communication. We have never received negative feedback from clients who referred to Elliott and Associates. They are the best that what they do."
We respect your referrals
You work hard to build client relationships and the referrals you make are a reflection on you.
Elliott & Associates provides property tax minimization services to businesses, community associations and homeowners throughout Illinois. That’s all we do.
We have represented property owners in tax appeal matters since 1995. Our attorneys have over 70 years of combined experience in the property tax field. We have filed thousands of appeals and have saved our clients millions of tax dollars.
If you refer a case to us, we will go above and beyond to pursue the lowest taxes possible. And, we will keep you informed throughout the process.
Elliott & Associates pays referral fees in accordance with the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct.
Our team of attorneys and valuation analysts will be happy to review the assessments of your client’s properties and provide aggressive, passionate and vigorous representation.
Referring Attorneys RESOURCE CENTER
"I have established a professional relationship with the firm over the last 20 years and have referred in excess of 100 clients that have all been satisfied with Elliott & Associates’ results. I will continue to refer cases to their office."
"My law firm represents a number of local business owners and we make it a practice to refer all of our business clients who own commercial real estate to Elliott & Associates to review and challenge when necessary their real estate taxes. We have been referring clients to them for the past 15 years and all of our clients are extremely pleased with the results."
"The relationship with Elliott & Associates dates back to a professional relationship when Joanne was involved in real estate and title company matters. Once established as a Real Estate Tax Appeals attorney, I started to use her and her firm for personal, family and client appeals work. Joanne and Elliott & Associates have been consistently successful in reducing real estate taxes. Not all matters have resulted in reductions, but the vast majority has been successful, many with excellent results. Elliott & Associates knows their stuff and pursues appeals with passion. They have excellent professionals and support staff to work with. A recent example of the firm’s effectiveness was with my Condominium Association, where the Board thought that it was time for a change. The newly engaged company was unable to find reductions. Eventually Elliott & Associates was rehired and continued to reduce the real estate taxes for the Association. They are great with follow up and have clear representation letters. They keep the client informed on the progress of their appeal. They are definitely on the refer and hire lists."
Tax Bill & Tax Savings
Tax Bill Amount - How is my tax bill calculated?Download PDF
Rising Tax Bill - Why does my tax bill continue to rise year after year?Download PDF
Tax Bill Payment – Appeal Pending - Elliott & Associates is pursuing an appeal for me. Should I pay my tax bill?Download PDF
Tax Bill Impact – Successful Appeal - If you file an appeal and reduce my assessment, will my tax bill be less than last year?Download PDF
Tax Bill Higher – Assessment Lowered - You filed an appeal on my property and the assessment was reduced, but my tax bill is higher than last year. Where are the savings?Download PDF
Assessment Process - Cook County
Cook County Assessment Process - In Cook County, how does the re-assessment process work?Download PDF
Cook County Duration of Process - In Cook County, how long does the tax appeal process take?Download PDF
Assessment Process - Collar Counties
Collar Counties Assessment Process - Outside of Cook County - How does the re-assessment process work?Download PDF
Collar Counties Duration of Process - Outside of Cook County, how long does the tax appeal process take?Download PDF
Appraisals - Do I need to purchase an appraisal?Download PDF
PTAB v. Court - When should I appeal to PTAB or Court?Download PDF
PTAB Duration - Why do PTAB appeals take so long and what can Elliott & Associates do to speed up the process?Download PDF
One-Year Reduction - Why did I obtain a one-year only assessment reduction?Download PDF
Condominium Tax Considerations
Condo Appeal Process - How do condominium association appeals work?Download PDF
Legal Fees - Should our association treat tax appeal legal fees as a common expense or bill the unit owners back?Download PDF
Opting-Out - Can unit owners opt-out of condo association appeals?Download PDF
Senior Freeze v. Senior Citizen Exemption - What is the difference between the senior freeze and the senior citizens exemption?Download PDF
Senior Freeze – Senior Unit Owner: Risk of Losing Freeze - If my association files an appeal on behalf of all unit owners, am I at risk of losing my Senior Freeze exemption?Download PDF
Senior Freeze -Senior Perspective: Legal Fees Explained - I have the Senior Freeze and I don't think the association's tax appeal benefited me. Please explain if it did.Download PDF
Senior Freeze – Association Perspective: Waiving Legal Fees - Should our association waive legal fees for senior freeze recipients?Download PDF
Cook County Tax Incentives - How do the Cook County tax incentives work?Download PDF
- Do you own property that is receiving the benefit of a Cook County property tax incentive classification?
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- 2016 Cook County Tax Rates Released
- Real Estate Edition of Leading Lawyers Magazine
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- What is the Cook County Equalizer for 2015?
- 2016 Newsletter : Technology, transparency, and property taxes.
- IAAO Presents : Recent Developments in Real Property Taxation
- 2014 County Tax Bills Released
- 2014 2nd Installment Tax Bills: What will yours look like and why?
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- 2015 Newsletter : Now, more than ever, it is important to hire an attorney to contest your taxes.
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