Public Accountability Report Public Accountability Report

Property Tax Appeal Board
(Appropriated Spending in Thousands)
  FY 2018 FY 2017
Reporting Programs Expenditures Headcount Expenditures Headcount
Correct Assessment Determination $ 4,616.7 30.0 $ 4,786.1 30.0
Totals $ 4,616.7 30.0 $ 4,786.1 30.0

Totals may not add due to rounding.

Agency Narrative
The Property Tax Appeal Board (PTAB) is a quasi-judicial agency. The board has a single objective which is for the purpose of determining the correct assessment of real property. PTAB receives appeals from taxpayers dissatisfied with a decision from a county board of review pertaining to the assessment of their property for taxation purposes. PTAB may also receive appeals from a taxing body that has an interest in a decision from the board of review on an assessment made by a local assessment officer. PTAB is comprised of five board members appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate, and designates one of the members as chairman. No more than three members of the PTAB may be members of the same political party. PTAB produced 28,299 decisions in fiscal year 2018. In assessment year 2016, PTAB began storing appeals and disseminating files to recipients electronically and will continue this practice with all future appeals, no longer relying on a paper-based platform.