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Tax Amnesty

EDITORIAL: Amnesty is good for county, taxpayers

Offering forgiveness of tax penalties to collect property taxes from delinquent taxpayers is a great way to offer a single chance to make good before properties are subject to tax sales.

June 10, 2012 12:00 am
Lake treasurer says amnesty program is the tax deal of a lifetime

Lake treasurer says amnesty program is the tax deal of a lifetime

CROWN POINT | Lake County Treasurer John Petalas said thousands of home and business owners can banish millions of dollars of tax penalties and late interest payments under an upcoming amnesty program. They need to follow two simple rules.

June 02, 2012 7:45 pm Photos


Lake County Council to draft tax pardon conditions

CROWN POINT | Lake County is ready to forgive thousands of tax-delinquent property owners.

April 05, 2012 7:45 pm

Tax amnesty nets more than $700 million

SPRINGFIELD | A tax amnesty program designed to bring a quick infusion of cash to the state's depleted coffers brought in more than $700 million.

February 09, 2011 12:00 am

Tax amnesty program outpaces estimates

SPRINGFIELD | Preliminary figures show the state's tax amnesty program far outpacing estimates of the Legislature and the governor's office by at least one-third.

December 08, 2010 12:00 am
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