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What are the qualifications for the Senior Citizens Real Estate Tax Deferral Program?

Answer #386 -- ( Published 10/20/2005 12:14 PM | Updated 07/12/2017 10:40 AM )

What are the qualifications for the Senior Citizens Real Estate Tax Deferral Program?

To qualify for the Senior Citizens Real Estate Tax Deferral Program, you must:

  • be 65 years of age or older prior to June 1 of the year that the applications is being filed with the County Collector's Office;
  • have a total yearly household income of no more than $55,000.00;
  • have owned and occupied the property or other qualifying residence for at least the last three years;
  • own the property, or share joint ownership with your spouse, or be the sole beneficiary, or you and your spouse be the sole beneficiaries of an Illinois land trust;
  • have no unpaid property taxes and special assessments on the property; and
  • have adequate insurance against fire or casualty loss.

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