CHICAGO – As part of his fight to lift up middle-class families, state Rep. Yehiel “Mark” Kalish, D-Chicago, is highlighting his support for a measure to create a new program to offer a property tax relief fund for homeowners in Illinois.
“When I talk to residents at their doors, they often bring up the crushing burden that rising property taxes place on their budget,” Kalish said. “Offering real property tax relief for middle-class homeowners must be part of the conversation as we work toward creating a fairer tax system in Illinois.”
Kalish supported legislation, Senate Bill 39, which establishes the Illinois Property Tax Relief Fund to provide annual property tax rebates on homeowners’ bills. The rebates will be funded by the state, in part through a proposed Fair Tax backed by Kalish, which cuts incomes taxes on local residents while making millionaires and billionaires pay their fair share.
Kalish also backed Senate Bill 1932, which creates the Property Tax Relief Task Force. The goal of the task force is to review the best methods, both long-term and short-term, to provide property tax relief to families.
“Middle class property tax relief is a significant aspect of my efforts to build a stronger Illinois that lifts up working families” Kalish said. “These proposals will help offer immediate relief to homeowners while also creating a new path forward to offer long term property tax relief for middle-class families.”