A- A A+

Township Mailing List Sign up to receive our E-news

  Home   News   Events   FAQ  

Senior Citizens Seeking Tax Relief May Defer Up to $5,000 in Property Taxes Per Year

The Senior Citizen Tax Deferral Program allows seniors to defer as much as $5,000 of their property tax bill every year. Qualifications for the deferral program are:
 
o   Annual household income of less than $55,000
o   Equity in the home that exceeds the sum of property taxes deferred
o   Having lived in the home for at least three years
 
Small multi-family properties such as two-flats that generate rental income are not eligible for this program. Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas, whose office administers the program, has set a deadline of March 1, 2015 for deferral applications.
 
The tax deferral program is essentially a loan from the state that is assessed simple interest of 6% per year. To assure repayment, a lien is placed on the senior’s home that will prevent the home from being sold until the loan is paid. 
 
Having a lien placed on a home is often considered a bad thing. But a home mortgage is also a lien on the home, and no one views mortgages in a negative light. Liens, whether for mortgages or property taxes, are merely designed to ensure that the money lent is repaid.
 
There are some circumstances, however, where senior citizens might not want a lien on their homes. Seniors uncertain about whether to apply should discuss the matter with legal advisers, financial advisers or family members. Applications and assistance in applying are available at the North Shore Senior Center by appointment.
 
If you are eligible for the property tax deferral, you should also be eligible for the senior freeze and the senior homestead exemptions. By also applying for these senior benefits you will reduce your property tax liability, which reduces the amount of deferred tax that will eventually have to be repaid. For assistance with exemptions, please call the New Trier Assessor’s Office at 847-446-8200.

  



Township Calendar

Mental Health Committee Meeting
Event's details

May 07, 2018


07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Location: New Trier Township Office, Winnetka, IL-60093

The Mental Health Committee Meeting will take place in the Board Room at New Trier Township.

 
May 07, 2018
Township Board of Trustees Meeting
Event's details

May 08, 2018


07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Location: New Trier Township Office, Winnetka, IL-60093

The meeting will be held in the Board Room of the Township Office.

 
May 08, 2018
Committee of the Whole Meeting
Event's details

May 22, 2018


07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Location: New Trier Township Office, Winnetka, IL-60093

The meeting will be held in the Board Room of the Township Office.

 
May 22, 2018
Agency Oversight Committee Meeting
Event's details

May 23, 2018


07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Location: New Trier Township Office, Winnetka, IL-60093

The Agency Oversight Committee Meeting will take place in the Board Room at New Trier Township.

 
May 23, 2018
Money Follows the Person Committee Meeting
Event's details

May 24, 2018


07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Location: New Trier Township Office, Winnetka, IL-60093

The Money Follows the Person Committee Meeting will take place in the Board Room at New Trier Township.

 
May 24, 2018
Office Closed - Memorial Day Observed
Event's details

May 28, 2018


All Day Event
Location: New Trier Township, Winnetka, IL-60093

New Trier Township will resume business on Tuesday, May 29th, 2018.

 
May 28, 2018
Mental Health Committee Meeting
Event's details

June 04, 2018


07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Location: New Trier Township Office, Winnetka, IL-60093

The Mental Health Committee Meeting will take place in the Board Room at New Trier Township.

 
June 04, 2018
Township Board of Trustees Meeting
Event's details

June 12, 2018


07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Location: New Trier Township Office, Winnetka, IL-60093

The meeting will be held in the Board Room of the Township Office.

 
June 12, 2018
 

Newsroom Links



Newsletter-Courier

Featured News

Sign-Up for E-News

 

Connect With Us


facebook logo

youtubelogo2

 

 



 



 
 
739 Elm Street, Winnetka, Illinois 60093 P. 847-446-8202 F. 847-446-1743
© 2018 New Trier Township. All Rights Reserved.
Web site design and web site development by Americaneagle.com