ROMEOVILLE, Ill. – As part of her efforts to reduce the tax burden on middle-class families, state Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, is supporting legislation that would increase the number of people eligible for income tax credits.
“With so many residents facing difficult times financially, it is past time that we help keep some money in the pockets of middle-class families by reducing their taxes,” said Manley. “Our residents need a break, and this legislation is just one way to get them the relief they deserve.”
Manley is co-sponsoring House Bill 2792, which expands the eligibility of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) to those 65 and over without dependents, 18 to 24 years old, or who use a taxpayer identification number to file their taxes. In addition, the bill creates the Eligible Dependent Tax Credit (EDTC) for those who qualify for the EITC and who also are uncompensated caretakers for dependents over 70 years old, under 6 years old, or for those who are physically or mentally incapable for caring for themselves.
Since entering the General Assembly, Manley has worked to cut taxes on the middle-class. In the past, she supported efforts to freeze property taxes and has introduced legislation automatically renewing tax exemptions to renew for eligible seniors. Manley has also held events in her district providing information to residents to help them reduce their property tax bill.
“The burden that taxes, especially property taxes, place on our residents is enormous,” said Manley. “I will continue to work to identify various ways to help cut the tax bill and get residents much-needed relief.”