Lower Property Taxes
From the Office of State Representative Anthony DeLuca
For Immediate Release:
Jan. 24, 2022
DeLuca Leads Effort to Lower Property Taxes, Bring Local Tax Revenue Back to Community
CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. – Emphasizing the need to help lower taxes for homeowners and keep tax dollars local, state Rep. Anthony DeLuca, D-Chicago Heights, is leading a legislative effort to increase the amount of money local governments receive from the Local Government Distributive Fund (LGDF).
“Springfield has taken advantage of local tax revenue to plug gaps in budgets, but this is a process that needs to stop,” DeLuca said. “If we don’t take action, more costs will be passed down to homeowners who are struggling. I’m hearing from too many families across our community who are hurting, it would be irresponsible to ask for more from them.”
DeLuca’s House Bill 4169 would immediately increase the income tax transfer amount into the LGDF. Currently, 6.06% of individual income taxes and 6.85% of corporate income taxes are distributed to local governments. DeLuca’s proposal would raise this distribution to 8% of individual income taxes and 9.11% of corporate income taxes, comparable to state commitments in the past.
The measure would effectively lower financial pressure on local governments, preventing the need to rely as much on property taxes and other cost increases. DeLuca recognizes this money could better help units of local government combat crime and increase public safety.
“This is money that goes toward critical services, including funding for first responders and road repairs,” DeLuca said. “Particularly as we deal with a rise in crime in our neighborhoods, we need to make sure our police have the resources they need to do their job safely and effectively. Our state has made good progress in recent years getting our fiscal house in order, let’s give some security and respect to our local governments so they can make financial decisions that help serve families, not hurt them.”
Illinois 80th District includes portions of:
Townships: Bloom, Crete, Florence, Frankfort, Green Garden, Manhattan, Monee, New Lenox, Peotone, Rich, and Wilton
Municipalities: Chicago Heights, Flossmoor, Frankfort, Glenwood, Hazel Crest, Homewood, Manhattan, Matteson, Mokena, Monee, New Lenox, Olympia Fields, Park Forest, Richton Park, South Chicago Heights, Steger, Symerton University Park, and Wilmington