Illinois Democrats Roll Out Return of Some of the Money They Have Taxed

From J.B. Pritzker:

Tax Rebate Payments Begin for Millions of Illinoisans

An estimated six million taxpayers across the state set to receive income, property tax rebates

CHICAGO – Income and property tax rebates will begin being sent to an estimated six million qualified taxpayers beginning today, September 12. The rebates are the result of Gov. Pritzker’s Illinois Family Relief Plan, which also provided grocery, gas, and school supply tax savings in addition to the direct payments.

The rebate payments, which will take at least eight weeks to be issued in total, will be sent automatically to Illinois residents who filed 2021 state income taxes and claimed a property tax credit. Those who have not filed can still access the rebates after completing additional filing.

“This $1.8 billion in tax relief is possible because Democrats balanced the budget, eliminated the bill backlog, funded schools, fixed roads – and through responsible financial decision-making – still found ourselves with a one-time surplus,” said Governor JB Pritzker. 

“There are those who might have sent those funds straight back into the pockets of the 1 percent and big corporations instead of to working families, but that’s not what good government does.”

“The Illinois Family Relief Plan continues to fight inflation and lower costs for the people of our state during these challenging economic times,” said Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton. “Income and tax rebates are on the way to ease the burden and provide support to families throughout the state. Our administration cares and will continue to do all it can to make Illinois one of the best states in the nation to live.”

Individuals who made less than $200,000 in 2021 and are not claimed as a dependent on another return will receive $50 rebates.

Couples filing jointly with incomes under $400,000 will receive $100.

Tax return filers will also receive $100 per dependent they claimed on their 2021 taxes, up to three dependents.

“I’m very pleased to announce that we remain on schedule and the first wave of tax rebate checks will be going out to taxpayers beginning today,” Comptroller Susana A. Mendoza said. 

“My Office will be working diligently to get these rebates into the hands of taxpayers.

“After all, it’s your money.

[Emphasis added.]

“A total of $1.2 billion dollars will be released over the next 6-8 weeks to nearly 6 million taxpayers.”

“If direct deposit was used, the rebates will be deposited directly into taxpayers’ accounts,” said Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) Director David Harris.

“If there was no refund or a paper refund was issued, the rebate will be mailed to the address on file. Taxpayers who did not receive a refund directly from the state of Illinois, such as those who received an advancement of their refund from their preparer, will receive a paper rebate check mailed to the address on file.”

The State of Illinois is also providing property tax rebates for eligible homeowners in an amount equal to the property tax credit they qualified for on their 2021 returns, up to a maximum of $300. The rebate is not allowed if a taxpayer’s adjusted gross income for the taxable year exceeds $500,000 for returns with a federal filing status of married filing jointly, or $250,000 for all other returns.

IDOR will certify the list of eligible taxpayers and the rebates will be issued by the Comptroller’s Office. Though the 2021 tax deadline was April 18, all qualified income tax filers who file on or before October 17, 2022 will be eligible for rebate payments.

More details about how to claim rebate checks:

  • For those who have filed state income taxes and claimed a property tax credit for 2021 and are not claimed as a dependent on another return, nothing additional is needed to receive the property and income tax rebates. Payments will be automatic.
  • Taxpayers who did not file or are not required to file their 2021 IL-1040 individual income tax returns but want to only claim the individual income tax rebate must file Form IL-1040, including Schedule IL-E/EIC, Illinois Exemption and Earned Income Credit, to report any eligible dependents.
  • Taxpayers who did not file or are not required to file their 2021 IL-1040 individual income tax returns but want to claim both the property tax and individual income tax rebates must file Form IL-1040, including Schedule ICR, Illinois Credits, and Schedule IL-E/EIC, Illinois Exemption and Earned Income Credit, to report any eligible dependents.
  • Taxpayers who only want to claim the property tax rebate or did not report their property tax information on their 2021 IL-1040 individual income tax return have the option to fill out Form IL-1040-PTR either electronically, or by filling out a paper form and mailing it to IDOR. Form IL-1040-PTR, the Property Tax Rebate Form, is available on IDOR’s website at tax.illinois.gov/rebates.
  • Taxpayers eligible for both rebates will receive one payment. Rebates will be sent automatically using the same method original refunds were transmitted if they were sent directly to the taxpayer by the State of Illinois.

Comments

Illinois Democrats Roll Out Return of Some of the Money They Have Taxed — 9 Comments

  1. LOL…1.2B that could be used to pay down the debt.

    Nope let’s pander to the clueless IL voter that doesn’t need the handout.

    What a joke.

  2. Actually I think my vote is worth more than that paltry amount.

    Unfortunately a lot of the people who bother to vote will be bought by this handout.

    What a joke politics has become in our state.

  3. “This $1.8 billion in tax relief is possible because Democrats balanced the budget, eliminated the bill backlog, funded schools, fixed roads – and through responsible financial decision-making – still found ourselves with a one-time surplus,” said Governor JB Pritzker.

    What a laugh.

    Illinois Democrats don’t even know the meaning of responsible financial decision-making.

    The only reason the State had this ‘surplus’ is because the Feds doled out a bunch of cash.

  4. All comments above are right on.

    Our cash coming back to us in the form of a bribe.

    Whether it is from the Feds or the state, it is our tax dollars being paid to us right before an election.

    Just another step in the long road to socialism.

    Give the people what is theirs’s and package it in such a way to seem like the government is doing us a favor and cares about all of the people.

    Whether it is a tax refund, or loan forgiveness or COVID relief funds, it is people like Biden and Pritzker playing the Candyman.

  5. I bet JP thinks he is powerful controlling so much money and making these decisions.

    What a joke!

    They just keep digging the debt hole deeper and deeper.

    Who is stupid enough to think this is a good thing.

    That it isn’t our money in the end. We will all be paying for this.

    When is this nightmare going to end!

  6. It’s nothing more than buying votes.

    Same as the Dems are doing on the national stage with Student Loan forgiveness.

    Same thing with the tax “break” on motor fuel, and suspension of taxes on groceries.

    The “useful idiots” lap it up and beg for more.

    They will get it with an increase in taxes and a pittance handed back to them when the Glorious Leaders want something more.

    I will take every cent those a**holes want to hand back or give me.

    I will, however, fully recognize their actions for what they are and vote for their opposing candidate regardless of who they may be.

    This state is so corrupt, I expect to see any politician who dies screwed into the ground as they are all crooked.

  7. Ha ha ha. The mafia that runs IL pays some juice for the weak minded to squeal and bark.

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