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Senator McClure Files Bill To Relieve Interest On Property Taxes For Deceased

Even when a person has passed away, governments may still be charging them interest and penalties on property taxes, creating significant financial issues for their heirs. State Senator Steve McClure is advancing legislation he believes will help provide relief.


Senator McClure says that government shouldn’t be taxing and fining people who are dead.  He says this is a common sense idea that will help families during times they are grieving the loss of a loved one. 


Senate Bill 2832, filed by McClure, would allow for the estate of a deceased individual to apply for a waiver with the county treasurer. The waiver would prevent interest and penalties from being charged on delinquent property taxes for the deceased individual. The waiver would apply from the date of the decedent’s death until either the estate is closed or the property is sold, transferred, or conveyed.


McClure’s legislation was inspired by a constituent, Laurie Stall, who had to deal with a similar situation.


Stall says she’s glad that the bill passed. She hopes that maybe it will help in the future for someone that is taking care of the estate of a deceased family member,” 


SB 2832 passed the Senate on April 9th and now awaits action in the Illinois House.

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