LOCAL OPTION PROP TX REDUCTION
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Creates the Local Option Property Tax Reduction Act and amends
the School Code, the Property Tax Code, and the State Finance Act.
Authorizes school districts by referendum to impose an income tax on
individuals resident of the district at an annual rate not exceeding
2%. Requires the income tax revenues disbursed to a district each year
to be used to abate the extension in that year of real property taxes
levied by the district on homestead property only. Creates a credit
against the tax in an amount not to exceed $500 equal to 5% of amounts
spent by the taxpayer on monthly rent for the taxpayer's residence.
Provides that for purposes of the Property Tax Extension Limitation
Law the "aggregate extension base" shall not be reduced by any
abatement pursuant to the Local Option Property Tax Reduction Act.
Provides for a referendum repeal of the tax or a referendum change in
the rate at which the tax is imposed or the percentage of the tax to
be used for abatement. Provides for the manner of levying,
collecting, and disbursing the tax and for the manner in which the tax
revenues are used. Effective immediately.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: 99-01-12
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 0
END OF INQUIRY
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