If you own your home, just how much do you spend for real estate tax? Too much? Sounds about

right. You can appeal the evaluation if you disagree with how much you’re paying in home taxes. The majority of people don’t, though– perhaps due to the fact that they are uninformed they can, or since they just do not have the time to deal with the attorneys and documents.

TaxProper, a business out of Y Combinator’s Summertime 2019 batch, has actually raised $2 million to simplify the process. The round was led by Khosla Ventures, backed by International Creators Capital, Clocktower Ventures and a handful of angel investors.

Once you’ve typed your address, TaxProper’s algorithm looks at the assessments of comparable homes in your surrounding location, looking at things like size, variety of spaces, building and construction products, and so on

. They create the needed documents and send it off to the county if the algorithm determines that you’re paying more than your share. The business estimates that their part of the process takes 3-5 minutes (after which you’re waiting on the county’s reaction, which they state takes 6-8 weeks).

They’re offering up two various rates designs, charging either a $149 up-front charge or 30% of total first-year tax cost savings. You do not pay– nor do you pay if the appeal gets rejected if their algorithm says your taxes can’t be lowered. The business informs me they’re currently seeing a typical per customer cost savings of around $700.

TaxProper’s two co-founders have an excellent little experience in the space of taxes and federal government. Geoff Segal was formerly an actuarial statistician and research study analyst for State Farm, while Thomas Dowling was a municipal financing consultant for Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

One thing to note: TaxProper is only up and running in select locations right now, as the business evaluates various techniques and makes sure they’re doing everything right region-by-region. It’s presently available in Chicago and the surrounding Cook County location, with plans to present “in the coming months” in New york city and Texas.

Article curated by RJ Shara from Source. RJ Shara is a Bay Area Radio Host (Radio Jockey) who talks about the startup ecosystem – entrepreneurs, investments, policies and more on her show The Silicon Dreams. The show streams on Radio Zindagi 1170AM on Mondays from 3.30 PM to 4 PM.