Martwick-backed measure sends tax rebates to Illinois families

CHICAGO — Illinois taxpayers can expect to see up to $700 in tax rebates in the coming weeks thanks to the State Senator Robert Martwick-supported Illinois Family Relief Plan.

“During this spring legislative session the General Assembly delivered a comprehensive tax relief and reform package,” said Martwick (D-Chicago). “In this time of uncertainty, my colleagues and I want to ensure that taxpayers are getting the relief they deserve.”

Supported by Martwick, the Illinois Senate championed Senate Bill 157, which provides millions of Illinois taxpayers with financial relief – including direct tax rebates.

Under the law, people who filed 2021 Illinois taxes are eligible to receive up to $700. Individual filers who make less than $200,000 will receive a $50 income tax rebate, and couples who make less than $400,000 will receive $100. Filers are also eligible for $100 per dependent, with a maximum of three.

Additionally, people who paid property taxes in 2021 on their primary residence in 2020 – and make less than $250,000 individually or $500,000 jointly – are eligible for up to $300. The rebate will be equal to the property tax a resident was qualified to claim on their 2021 taxes.

People who filed taxes will automatically receive their rebate – otherwise they have until Oct. 17 to apply for the rebate.

“Taxpayers need to know that the state is working for them,” Martwick said. “This rebate will provide relief to our friends and neighbors who need it most.”

For more information on how the funds will be dispersed or to see qualification criteria, people can visit