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Franczek Partner Pens Op-Ed for Crain’s Chicago Business

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Franczek partner Scott Metcalf was invited by Crain’s Chicago Business to submit an editorial for its May 2, 2022, Property Tax Reform forum.  The piece, which is available in the print edition and to subscribers online, addresses the differences in assessment appeals between homeowners and commercial/industrial taxpayers.  Noting how assessment appeals shift the tax burden between taxpayers and increase the overall tax burden, Scott addresses how the differences in the kinds of evidence of a property’s value create a situation in which assessing officials and taxpayers need to agree upon a range of values for properties and for assessments that fall within that range to not be appealed.