CHICAGO — Millions of Illinoisans are waiting to receive their tax rebates as part of the Illinois Family Relief Plan. State Senator Robert Martwick is reminding residents they can easily check their rebate status online.
“The Illinois Family Relief Plan is our way of reinvesting in our communities,” said Martwick (D-Chicago). “Families are struggling, and this relief is a good start to alleviate that financial despair.”
Supported by Martwick, the Illinois Senate championed Senate Bill 157, which provides millions of Illinois taxpayers with financial relief – including direct tax rebates. The rebates began to roll out Sept. 12, leaving many to wonder when they will receive their rebate.
People who filed taxes will automatically receive their rebate – otherwise they have until Oct. 17 to do so. To check the status of a rebate, people can click here and select “Where’s My Rebate?” An IL-PIN number is necessary to check the status. To find an IL-PIN number, click here and select “IL-PIN Inquiry.”
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.
“Every dollar counts for economically distressed families,” said Martwick. “These rebates could be spent on groceries, much needed car repairs, gas, school supplies and more. Check your status today.”
For more information on how the funds will be dispersed or to see qualification criteria, people can visit tax.illinois.gov/rebates.