EVERGREEN PARK, Ill. – To help residents keep more of their hard-earned money, state Reps. Kelly Burke, D-Evergreen Park, Fran Hurley, D-Chicago, and state Sen. Bill Cunningham, D-Chicago, are hosting an Income Tax Seminar on Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Chicago Ridge Library, located at 10400 Oxford Ave. in Chicago Ridge.
“With tax season quickly approaching, I want to help connect area families with valuable tax credits and exemptions,” Burke said. “I understand how ever dollar counts and missing out on these credits can cost residents hundreds or even thousands of dollars in higher taxes.”
Burke, Hurley, and Cunningham’s Income Tax Seminar will feature Carol Portman, president of the Taxpayer’s Federation of Illinois and Ralph Martire, executive director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability who will discuss tax credits and exemptions residents can qualify for to help keep more of what they earn. To RSVP, or for more information, please contact Rep. Hurley’s constituent service office at 773-445-8128.
Burke has also been speaking out against efforts by Donald Trump and Congress to slash taxes for millionaires and billionaires, while eliminating tax deductions that benefit middle-class Illinois families. It is estimated eliminating the state and local tax deduction would cost Cook County families over $4,000 a year. In response, Burke is collecting signatures to send to Illinois’ congressional delegation to urge them to oppose Trump’s tax increase on middle-class families. To add your name to her petition, please call her office at 708-425-0571, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RepKellyBurke.
“Middle-class families are already struggling under skyrocketing property taxes and the last thing we should be doing is making them pay for tax cuts for the very wealthy,” Burke said. “If you agree we should be asking the wealthy to pay their fair share, I encourage you to add your name to my petition, so we can send a message that it’s time to lift-up the middle-class, not millionaires and billionaires.”