Kane County government officials announced an initiative today (Wednesday, April 29, 2020) that would automatically renew tax exemptions for high-risk COVID-19 taxpayers.
In a Wednesday news release, Kane County Treasurer David J. Rickert asked Kane taxpayers to support legislation drafted by Supervisor of Assessments Mark Armstrong that would auto-renew “three specific types of property tax exemptions that pertain to our most vulnerable taxpayers.”
Rickert said the senior freeze, the disability exemption and the disabled veteran’s exemption presently require re-application annually.
- Click this link to the Kane County Quick Guide For Property Taxpayers to find out more about homestead exemptions.
The proposed legislation would allow these three exemptions to automatically renew without re-application for 2020 only.
“During this time of crises, when all are encouraged to stay home as much as possible, it just makes sense to have these exemptions auto-renew so those who are most at risk are not burdened with a trip to the county complex or searching out a notary,” Rickert said.
Rickert said the legislation is widely supported by other assessors statewide and asked residents to contact their state legislators to express support.
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