Property Tax Relief to Disabled Veterans

05/27/2015


DES PLAINES, Ill. – On a day dedicated to honoring the men and women who protect our country, state Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, supported legislation expanding property tax breaks for disabled veterans as it passed the Illinois House on Monday.



“Our veterans have risked their lives for our freedom and safety, and this proposal is one of many things we are doing to say thanks,” Moylan said. “Providing property tax relief for those who are injured on the battlefield will help them stay in their homes and pay for medical bills and other essential services.”



This bill provides that for future taxable years, veterans will receive an exemption on their property tax bill based on a graduated scale depending on their service connected disability. Exemption amounts will range from $2,500 annually to a full property tax exemption.



In addition to this legislation, Moylan has also reached out to veterans by hosting an annual breakfast in their honor, and co-hosted a drive to enroll area veterans in a business discount program.



“This legislation improves the current property tax exemption for disabled veterans and ensures that veterans receive the benefits they are entitled to,” said Moylan. “While it’s most important that we provide this type of relief to our disabled veterans, I will continue to work towards property tax relief for all taxpayers.”



This bill is the latest in a series of initiatives by Moylan to help residents save money on their property tax bills. Moylan co-hosted property tax appeal seminars in Elk Grove and Maine Townships this spring, and recently voted for a bill that would freeze property tax rates at their current levels.



For more information, please contact Moylan’s full-time constituent service office at 847-635-6821 or staterepmoylan@gmail.com.