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Chicago property tax rebate program accepting applications Niko Apostal 09/27/16

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Beginning this Saturday, October 1, the City of Chicago will begin accepting applications for its new property tax rebate program. The program is intended to provide tax relief to low- and middle-income  families. So how do you know if you’re eligible? In order to qualify, you must:

  • Be a Chicago homeowner.
  • Have received the Cook County Homeowners’ Exemption in the most recent property tax year.
  • Have a household adjusted gross income of $75,000 or less in 2015.
  • Have received your most recent tax bill on which the City of Chicago portion of property taxes increased from the previous year.
  • Be up-to-date on your current property taxes.
  • Not owe real estate taxes on other property located in Chicago.
  • Not have city debt (e.g. parking tickets, overdue water bills).  (In cases where City debt is owed, the rebate will be applied to the debt.)

How much can you save? The City website has a handy chart explaining the potential rebate based on your situation.

chicago-tax-rebate-chart

To apply for the rebate, you have to visit your neighborhood processing center. A full list of processing centers can be found below:

chicago-tax-rebate-locations

For more information on the Chicago property tax rebate, visit the City’s website.

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