Mid-Friday Report on Early Payment of Property Taxes – $15-20 Million Expected

Asked for an interim report on homeowners prepaying real estate taxes in McHenry County, Treasurer Glenda Miller replied as follow:

McHenry County homeowners line up to avoid paying income taxes to the country whose flag flies in front of the Treasurer’s Office in Woodstock. When this photo was taken, about twenty-five people were inside.

As far as the number of taxpayers coming to the office…over the past couple weeks there have been approximately 6,000.

So far, there has been $3,438,825.91 deposited with another approx. $5,000,000 ready to be banked.

We still lots of checks and agreements yet to do and more as the day goes on.

I would expect when all is accounted for we could reach $15 – $20 million.


Mid-Friday Report on Early Payment of Property Taxes – $15-20 Million Expected — 13 Comments

  1. My compliments to Glenda Miller and her staff. I called a few times during the week with questions and someone always answered on the first ring. The persons answering were polite. Good to have a government agency so responsive. Many of us are accustomed to calling some entity in both the public and private sector and have to go through a long menu, pick an option and then wait for 5 or 10 minutes to get a live person.

    Turns out that the simple and smart way to do a pre-payment that was acceptable to the Treasurer’s office was to put the filled out form and a signed check in an envelope addressed to McHenry County Treasuerer and put it in the locked drop box outside by the front door. Standing in line was not necessary.

  2. Thumbs up to big government. Thumbs down to privatization. Stay tuned…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock…

  3. The lunatic fringe checks in … tic tock, tic tock, tic tock.

  4. We have to have government.

    Thank God as corrupt as ours is, it’s nothing compared to Mexico and other governments of central and south America.

  5. God bless Central and South America, and all nations of the world, including the United States…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock…

  6. Great pic, Tocqueville was right.

    A stupefied people, “reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which government is the shepherd.

  7. Maybe we wont have just 5-10% of the population turn out to vote for a school board election now that the sheeple awaken to the true cost of their apathy.

    Tax reduction always a good thing.

    McHenry County Taxpayers want to pay 4% of their home values on taxes?

    FIne, just understand its a real cost as the producers continue to leave and Angel’s future pension bill continues to add up

  8. 2018 is almost finally here…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock…

  9. But according to IRS everyone is McHenry just pre paid for nothing as we don’t have officially real numbers.

    What a disaster

  10. Not only getting screwed in the a$$ for incredibly high real estate taxes but lining up early for the privilege.

  11. the wording of the opinion is ambiguous.
    it can be argued that levies such as school districts were rendered before year end 2017.
    let’s see what unfolds.

    in preparation to ‘Pay P-tax like a Pritzker’, we should investigate group buying pools for our homes (which may deduct p-tax as business expense) from which we may rent back our residence annually.
    NY is setting up a method of re-classification of SALT as charitable contributions, which are still deductible.

    If nothing else, we may succeed in getting ALL ‘charitable’ agencies reclassified as taxable

    If you can’t beat em, EVERYBODY join em—because the special deal only works when only a few insiders have access to it.

  12. another option is to list on airbnb.

    I Believe that if rooms in a home are designated for rent, some portion of p-tax may be allocated to that business expense.

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