Senior Citizen needs help lowering property taxes?

Senior Citizen needs help lowering property taxes? Topic: Senior Citizen needs help lowering property taxes?
June 20, 2019 / By Chryssa
Question: I have an 85 yr old widow living next door to me. She is paying full price for her property taxes. I told her yesterday she qualifies for senior discount on her taxes. She went to city hall today, filled out all of her paperwork and will get credit NEXT year. Does anyone know how this credit can apply to THIS year, who I need to contact, etc. We live in Springfield, Illinois. Thank you for any help you can offer me.
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Avilon Avilon | 6 days ago
She is too late for the 2007 tax year to receive a credit. Most States have a certain cut off date and it is usually August/September of the year for the last year. In other words all info she gives will be in relation to 2008. Every state is different from what I'm reading. Ours is actually through the state assessments and taxation department. She can start now by getting her paperwork, forms, receipts and documents together. Here are some Do's and Dont's. Send a copy of things asked for, but do not divulge all personal info. Do send a copy of spouse death certificate. Do send a copy of last years property taxes. Do send a copy of bank statements if asked, but black out account info and they only need the year beginning amount and the year ending amount. Do send in copies or year end statements from Utilities, Hospitals, etc and if possible ask them to send her the statement if she only has bills and receipts, they can condense it to one statement. And file now. I filed and it took 3 months to get the info in the "way they wanted". It can be time consuming and nick picking in regards to their endless forms they berate you with to send, but it is worth it. Good luck! Bless you for being such a caring friend and neighbor.
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as a question of certainty, in Missouri the senior electorate get great chew of their actual belongings belongings tax's returned. that's well worth it to confirm if the senior electorate at your state could have a similar. yet differently is to call the county assessors to precise your request. the two you hire a criminal expert to do this, or to seem in guy or woman in front of the concentrated board memebrs to cutting-edge your case.
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Storm Storm
Get in touch with AARP on her behalf. They may be able to tell you of organizations in your area who can help. Beulah.
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Cutting the size, scope, and cost of the Federal government is the only thing that will save this country. One needs only to look to Europe right now to see where we are headed in the near future. For years and years politicians have been making promises that we can no longer afford. At the rate we are going, the US government will have to file bankruptcy in 2025 when our tax revenues no longer cover even the interest payment on our debt. Right now the US gov't borrows 40 cents for every dollar it spends, and these loans will contractually have to be repaid. We have already spent all of our children's money and all of our grand-children's money and it has to stop. The central argument in this country is the proper role of the federal government. According to Jeffersonian Libertarians (Tea Party) like me, the number one priority of the Federal Gov't is to protect the God-given rights of the individual. They are the pursuit of life, liberty and happiness. The secondary role of the Fed is to protect us from outside threats (defense) and to ensure free travel and free commerce between the states (infrastructure). AND THAT"S IT. The Federal Gov't SHOULD NOT govern our daily lives. It should not have any role in education, commerce, energy, housing, etc. It should never tell us whom we can marry or what we can or cannot put in our bodies. The brilliance of America is the 50 independent states, the right to own land, and the freedom to live and travel wherever you wish. This way state governments have to COMPETE for taxpayers and people may live wherever they choose, and everyone will be happy. This freedom and capitalism (wealth controlled by the individual and not the government) is what made this country the greatest in the history of the world, not our federal government. Raising taxes is a horrible idea. The progressive tax system we have now is a horrible idea. A real simple lesson in government: if you want more of something - tax it less or subsidize it, if you want less of something - tax it more. We have a tax system in place now that says, the harder you work, the more we'll tax you. We have a welfare system in place that says, the less you work, the more money we'll give you. How stupid is this? We need a fair flat tax where everyone pays the same percentage or a national sales tax instead of an income tax. Then you will reward work and tax revenues will skyrocket.

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