Our automated tool instantly identifies over-assessed Chicagoland properties. Check for Free if you’re eligible for lower taxes.

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Did You Know?


Approximately 40% of all homes in Chicagoland are over-assessed (the second highest in the U.S.)


An over-assessed property means unfair high property taxes at the cost of the owners


TaxHound can save you an average of $1,500 on your tax bill

How It Works

Select Your Home Ownership Option Below

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  1. Open our Automated Tax Assessment Evaluation Tool
  2. Enter a few pieces of data:
    • Purchase price
    • Your county
    • County-issued property PIN
  3. Watch the tool automatically detect within seconds if your property is eligible for lower property taxes.
  4. If you are eligible for savings, TaxHound will automatically issue you a DogTag when you submit your email address. This DogTag, along with your closing statement, are all you need to use our services.
Start Purchase Appeal
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Our automated tool, also known as the get-an-hour-of-your-life-back tool, takes you through a three-step process in under a minute.

  1. Select your county.
  2. Fill in your information.
  3. If your property is eligible for tax savings, you’ll get an email from us within one business day about the next steps to start saving. It’s that simple. We don’t think you’ll miss the long, arduous process of filling out forms and waiting … and waiting … and waiting. This isn’t the DMV.
Start Annual Appeal Process

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is TaxHound?

We are a SaaS based company in Illinois that wants to help every owner of a home in the Chicagoland area pay the correct and fair amount for their Property Taxes.

Are you lawyers?

No we are not. We are a small team of dedicated individuals who want to help everyone we can lower their Property Taxes

What makes you different?

Our ability to tell you in seconds (Purchase Appeal) if you are eligible for savings or in one business day (Annual Appeal) if you are eligible. Also, the amount of time required by you in this entire process is less than 45 seconds.

Are there different kind of appeals?

In general, yes. There is a Purchase Appeal and an Annual Appeal.

What is a Purchase Appeal?

Anyone who has purchased a home in the last two years. The amount of information required by the counties is significantly less (no comps) thus our systems can tell you instantly if you are eligible for savings.

Can I file a Purchase Appeal at any time of the year?

In most counties the answer is yes. Some counties require all appeals to be submitted in their respective township window.

What is an Annual Appeal?

Anyone who has lived in their home for more than two years. In this case the counties require much more information (applications, 25 characteristics of your house, comparable home sales etc.). This form of appeal requires much more time (from our end NOT yours). That is why we ask for one business day to get back to you if you are eligible for savings.

When can I file an Annual Appeal?

You can only file an Annual Appeal during the “window” each county/township publishes. Trust us, they don’t publish this well so let TaxHound do all the work for you!

Do you charge to find out the results online?

We do not charge you to find if you have savings on the Purchase or Annual appeal. We only charge you if you have savings and ask us to submit on your behalf.

What is the cost?

We charge 25% of the savings.

What if the savings you projected do not materialize?

Taxhound offers a 100% money back guarantee. If we project you will save $2,000 and you only save $1,500 we will refund you the difference of the 25% on the $500 ($125). If for some odd reason the county outright rejects our appeal and there are no savings we will refund the fee amount we charged you. Plain and simple.

So I only need to fill out required information then I am basically done and you promise it is less than 45 seconds?

Yes, we designed TaxHound to be very user friendly and quick so you will not spend more than 45 seconds at our site entering information.

Do you share your data?

No! We do not and will not.


About Taxhound

No one likes to overpay in property taxes. We make sure that doesn’t happen.

Paying unfairly high property taxes and filing tax appeal forms to the government. These are the joys of home ownership everyone has in mind, right? Ehhhhh, not so much.

The good news – we deal with this stuff on a regular basis. Tax nerds? Maybe. But to your advantage. Just use our automated tax assessment tool, and get back to napping, staring at the ceiling, watching the game, or whatever it is you love doing. We’ll determine if your existing property or dream property is over-assessed and let you know pretty much instantly if you’re eligible for big tax savings.

There’s nothing to lose with our 100% money-back, we-told-you-so guarantee.

We’re the Chicagoland tax specialists, working with anyone in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, McHenry, and Will Counties.

Who We Work With

I was skeptical at first when TaxHound contacted me. Kristen walked me through the process (which was super easy) and all I had to do was give my closing statement. I was nervous at first about handing that over but she reassured me that 1. They work on secured servers and 2. Almost all the information on my statement is public. Now I’m thinking about what I can fix in my new home with the money TaxHound has saved me! Going to recommend to all my friends!

Cassie M.
Lombard, IL

When I got a letter in the mail stating that I was over assessed on my property taxes I thought this was another scam. Luckily I emailed TaxHound to find out more information. They were great! So happy I did this!

Clarence W.
Downers Grove, IL

While my realtor was showing me condos she was also able to tell me if the property taxes were where they should be and if there was a possibility I could have them lowered. She did this by working with TaxHound. With their online tool, she checked each property on the spot. There are a lot of realtors out there to choose from. Make sure you choose one that will “TaxHound” it!

Anthony S.
Chicago, IL

We dig savings as much as the next person. If paying a fraction of your property taxes sounds good to you, let’s chat. Homeowners, people searching for a home, mortgage companies, real estate agents looking to bring more value to their clients—we work with just about anyone. Contact us today.

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Homeowners we’ve helped save as of 2019


Homes in Chicagoland that our tool identified as over-assessed. That’s 4 in 10 homes!


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