UPDATE: Good news! The city has extended to deadline for property tax rebates to Dec. 30.
From now until December 30, the City of Chicago is accepting applications for its Property Tax Rebate program. Qualified homeowners may receive up to $200 to offset increases in property taxes.
Applications can be made in-person at Northside Community Development Corporation at 1530 W. Morse Avenue or one of 25 other neighborhood processing locations in Chicago. Northside Community Development Corporation is accepting walk-in applications Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Last year the Chicago City Council passed a property tax increase to fund the pensions of police officers and firefighters. This rebate program was included in the budget in order to offset the financial impact on seniors and working-class and middle-class families.
To be eligible for the rebate program you must meet the following criteria:
- A Chicago homeowner who receives the Homeowner Exemption;
- Have a household income of $75,000 or less;
- Received an increase in the City portion of your last property tax bill; and
- Be current on your property tax payments.
Homeowners must apply in-person at one of the 26 neighborhood processing locations. In order to process your application, you must bring the following:
1) Drivers license or state identification;
2) 2015 Federal Income Tax Return or 2015 Social Security Award Letter; and
3) Second installment (received this Summer) of your property tax bill.
You will not be eligible for the rebate unless you provide these documents.
Additional rebates are available to seniors who have been in their homes for a long time, and for those experiencing economic difficulty.
Don’t forget the Dec. 30th deadline. Visit Northside Community Development Corporation or one of the other neighborhood processing locations as soon as possible.
For more information visit www.CityofChicago.org/ChicagoPropertyTaxRebate