Taxation by obfuscation

Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on what, exactly, CivicLab will reveal about tax-increment financing districts; why the printed Cook County property tax bill doesn't include tax info available on the county's Web site; and how tax-increment financing raises your taxes even if you don't live in a TIF district. Length 9.3 minutes.


Article: "Taxation by obfuscation" (AKA "TIFs: the tax bill you have to pay but never see" (Chicago Reader)