DES PLAINES, Ill. – As a long-time supporter of reigning in property taxes and helping seniors who are on fixed incomes, state Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, recently backed legislation to make it easier for senior homeowners to file for exemptions to save money on their property taxes.
“Each year it becomes more and more difficult for seniors living on fixed incomes to sort through the different property tax exemptions and credits available to them during the application process,” said Moylan. “This measure will help make filing for Senior Citizens Homestead Exemptions much easier and seemingly effortless, giving senior homeowners a little peace of mind.”
Moylan sponsored House Bill 833 which allows seniors who have previously received the Senior Citizens Homestead Exemption to not have to constantly reapply every year. The legislation states that if a senior homeowner has qualified for this certain exemption in the past, they will automatically receive the exemption every year going forward.
The Senior Citizens Homestead Exemption is an annual exemption available for all Illinois residents that are 65 years-of-age or older, who own a single family home and pay property taxes on the home. This legislation, which was signed into law by Gov. J.B. Pritzker last week, will make it easier for them to file their taxes each year and receive the proper tax credits without going through an obscene amount of bureaucracy.
“I would like to thank Gov. Pritzker for taking the property tax burden on seniors seriously and signing this measure that will make it easier for senior homeowners in our state to save money on their property taxes,” said Moylan. “Seniors should be able to live out their golden years in peace, not spending their retirements filling out paperwork year-after-year.”
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