This past year, Chicago homeowners saw their property tax bills increase by an average of 13%. Because of this, the City of Chicago developed a program to provide homeowners with some relief. Chicago's Property Tax Rebate Program is currently accepting applications.
Standard rebate amounts range between $25 and $200. The City calculates rebate amounts based upon household income and increases in the Chicago portion of a homeowners’ property tax bill.
26 neighborhood locations and City Hall accept applications. Homeowners will receive rebate checks 6 to 8 weeks after application processing. The deadline to apply is November 30, 2016.
Eligibility requirements for the Chicago Property Tax Rebate Program are as follows:
· Chicago Resident and Homeowner;
· Received the Homeowner’s Exemption in the most recent property tax year;
· Household adjusted gross income of $75,000 or less in 2015;
· City of Chicago portion of property taxes increased on most recent tax bill;
· Homeowner is current on payment of property taxes;
· Homeowner does not owe real estate taxes on other property located in Chicago; and
· Homeowner does not owe other City debt (e.g., parking tickets, overdue water bills). Homeowners owing other debt may still apply; however, the City will apply rebate amounts to the outstanding debt.
Senior supplement and enhanced grant programs are also available for qualifying homeowners.
For complete information, including locations accepting applications, please visit:
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