BLOOMINGDALE, Ill. – State Rep. Diane Pappas, D-Itasca, is promoting a tax amnesty program by the Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR), which will relieve financial burdens on working and middle-class families by offering a window to pay off back taxes without extra charge.
“Hard-working Illinois taxpayers have a unique opportunity to pay off back taxes without being hit by punishing late fees and interest payments,” Pappas said. “No one deserves to have the mounting problem of unpaid taxes hanging over their head, and IDOR is offering this chance to make it easier for people to get out of debt.”
Pappas backed a recent law, Senate Bill 689, which creates an opportunity for any taxpayer who owes back taxes from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2018, to pay back their full debt without any late fees or interest payments. More information on the program is available on IDOR’s website, tax.illinois.gov.
“The tax burden on working and middle-class taxpayers is far too large, and many people had years where they couldn’t afford to pay their taxes,” Pappas said. “Now, we are taking steps to build a stronger, fairer Illinois, with a thriving economy that works for everybody. However, the job is far from done, and our communities need relief from the tax system that left so many people short.”