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NOTICE: Effective 1/1/2016, the City of Chicago will assess applicable penalties and interest on the late purchase of tax stamps.

Effective 1/1/2016, in accordance with URPO Ruling #5, all Real Property Transfer Tax declarations must be filed online at https://mytax.illinois.gov/MyDec//.

Benefits of online filing are:

• Your declaration will advance through the approval stages of the recording process.

• PIN information will be validated against county assessor data immediately.

• Math errors are reduced because calculation fields on declarations are computed automatically.

• Declarations can be saved and edited at a later time before they are submitted.

• There are helpful tips available for many of the lines where common mistakes are made. These tips can be viewed or hidden by clicking on the blue help icon next to the lines.

• Fields that contain errors are displayed in red, providing a clear indication where changes must be made before the declaration is submitted.

If you wish to request abatement of interest and penalties due to late purchase of transfer stamps, please email us at taxpolicy@cityofchicago.org. NOTE: The Department will follow URPO Ruling #2 when considering requests for abatement.

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