SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Jonathan Carroll, D-Northbrook, is promoting a new tax amnesty program, which will relieve financial burdens on middle-class families by offering a window to pay off back taxes without late fees or interest charges.
“The hard-working taxpayers in our community have a chance to pay off back taxes without the extra strain of interest payments and tacked-on fees,” Carroll said. “Our families deserve better than a mountain of debt that they can never overcome. I want to build a stronger Illinois, where everyone has financial opportunity to thrive, and paying off your debts is a positive step in that direction.”
Carroll 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 the Illinois Department of Revenue’s website, tax.illinois.gov.
“Illinois taxpayers have had to put up with an unfair tax burden for years; that some people couldn’t keep up with their taxes isn’t a shock,” Carroll said. “Now those people have a chance to start fresh. I will keep fighting to build a better system based on a balanced budget and fairer property taxes so more people can afford to own homes.”