Assessor Berrios Extends Deadline for Senior and Senior Freeze Exemption Applications

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Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios announced that his office has extended the deadline for the Senior and Senior Freeze Exemption applications for Tax Year 2015. The new application deadline is February 11, 2016. Nearly 300,000 applications were mailed in January to seniors who received the exemptions last year. The Senior Exemption application is part of a booklet mailed to those eligible seniors. The booklet also contains the separate, income-based Senior Freeze Exemption application. All exemption savings will appear on Second Installment Property Tax Bills mailed this summer. “We have extended the application deadline to ensure that as many eligible seniors as possible receive these important deductions on their bills,” Berrios said. “We will also continue to host numerous community Outreaches and do everything possible to ensure that seniors are aware of all exemptions to which they are rightfully entitled.” Under Illinois law, seniors must reapply annually for both the Senior and Senior Freeze Exemptions in order to continue to receive the deductions. To learn about eligibility, visit the Assessor’s web site at and download an application or contact the Assessor’s Office at 312-443-7550 and request a form be mailed to them. Applications for additional exemptions administered by the Assessor’s Office are also available online.

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