SENIOR TAX DEFERRAL PROGRAM
December 21, 2020
KANE COUNTY TREASURER, DAVID J. RICKERT, would like to remind taxpayers that information and forms for the Senior Citizens Property Tax Deferral program are now available in the Treasurer’s office.
The program allows qualified senior citizens to defer all or part of their 2020 property taxes up to $5,000 on their personal residence. Applications must be filed with the Treasurer’s office by March 1, 2021 in order to defer 2020 taxes billed in 2021.
To qualify, a person must be 65 or over by June 1, 2021, have a total household income of $55,000 or less, and have lived in the property for at least three years. In addition, there must be no delinquent taxes on the property. Also, if the property is subject to a mortgage then your mortgage company would also have to approve your participation in the program.
Qualified taxpayers can defer taxes totaling up to 80 percent of the equity interest they have in the home. The program provides funding at a six percent simple interest rate which doesn’t require repayment until the taxpayer sells the property or until after the taxpayer’s death.
To apply for the program, the person has to file two forms with the County Treasurer’s office. The first form (IL1017 TD) asks for basic information on the taxpayer, their income and their property. It also requires that joint owners agree to the tax deferral. In addition, it requires that evidence be presented of adequate insurance on the property.
The second form (IL1018 TD) is the agreement for the tax deferral. It sets out the conditions of the deferral, including the amount which can be deferred, the interest rate and the arrangements for paying back the “loan”.
If you have any questions about this program, please contact the County Treasurer’s office located at 719 South Batavia Avenue in Geneva, Illinois. The phone number is 630-232-3565
ANNUAL PROPERTY TAX SALE DELAYED
October 8, 2020
Kane County Treasurer, David J. Rickert, announces that the annual property tax sale will be delayed. This sale was originally scheduled for October 26, 2020. This year, concerns over protecting the legal interests of sale participants and property owners led the States Attorney's office to advise delaying the sale pending further guidance from the Illinois Department of Revenue. A new date has not been announced.
An additional concern of Treasurer Rickert was ensuring that property owners struggling to meet this obligation due to COVID 19 were afforded additional time to pay. Taxpayers will still be subject to a state required penalty charge of 1.5% per month until payment is made; however, tax sale costs and fees will be avoided until a sale can take place. For additional information please contact the Treasurer's office at 630-232-3565.
SECOND INSTALLMENT PROPERTY TAX DUE DATE REMINDER
August 6, 2020
Kane County Treasurer, David J. Rickert, would like to remind taxpayers that the second installment of property tax is due September 1st. If you are a new or existing homeowner and need a copy of the bill to remit payment, you may print a bill from the Internet by visiting the following WEB site: KaneCountyTreasurer.org or contact the Treasurer's Office at (630) 232-3565.
Taxpayers may make payment by:
Mailing the payment to the Treasurer's Office. Mail postmarked by September 1st
is considered on time.
Dropping the payment off in the property tax drop box, which is available 24 hours a day. The drop box is located behind Building (A) at the Government Center 719 South Batavia Avenue, Geneva, IL.
Make payment at a participating Kane County Bank. List available at KaneCountyTreasurer.org
Pay over the Internet by E-check. E-check service is free.
Pay over the Internet by credit/debit card. Convenience fees apply for credit and debit card payments.
COVID 19 IMPACT ON PROPERTY TAX PAYMENTS
July 16, 2020
Kane County Treasurer, David J. Rickert, reports that property tax collections are down slightly from last year. “We are down seven basis points which is seven hundredths of one percent. That may not sound like a lot, but it represents about $951,000 in property tax revenue," states Rickert. The exact figures are 53.11% that was collected by July 16, 2020, as opposed to 53.18% collected by July 16, 2019..
This year Kane County is set to collect $1,359,241,801 in total for the taxing districts. Treasurer Rickert will present these findings to the Kane County Public Service Committee on July 23rd. “I am deeply concerned that many people in the county are struggling to meet their financial obligations. We need to do more to assist small businesses and non-profit organizations that have been hit especially hard by this pandemic" Rickert said.
Earlier this year, Kane County was awarded $92.9 million dollars in Cares Act funds by the Federal Government. They will soon be making distributions with county municipalities being first on the list to receive funds.
PROPERTY TAX DUE DATE REMINDER
June 18, 2020
Kane County Treasurer, David J. Rickert, would like to remind taxpayers that the First Installment of property tax can be paid without penalty on or before July 1st. If you are a new or existing homeowner and need a copy of your bill to remit payment, you may print a bill from this website or contact the Treasurer's Office at 630-232-3565.
Taxpayers may make payment by:
- Mailing the payment to the Treasurer's Office. Mail postmarked on or before July 1, 2020, will be processed without penalty
- Placing the payment in the property tax drop box which is available 24 hours a day. The drop box is located behing Building A at the Kane County Government Center, 719 S. Batavia Ave., in Geneva.
- Make a payment at a participating bank in Kane County. A list of banks is available on this website.
- Pay with an e-check online, at no charge, through this website.
- Pay with a Credit or Debit card through this website. Please be advised that there are service fees for Credit or Debit Card use.
HELP FOR HIGH RISK TAXPAYERS
April 29, 2020
Kane County Treasurer, David J. Rickert, announces that County officials are pursuing many avenues to assist taxpayers during this coronavirus disaster. One such initiative, drafted by Mark D. Armstrong, our Supervisor of Assessments, is to auto-renew three specific types of property tax exemptions that pertain to our most vulnerable taxpayers. The Senior Citizen Assessment Freeze, the Disability Exemption and the Disabled Veteran's Exemption currently require re-application annually.
This proposed legislation would allow these three exemptions to automatically renew, without re-application, for the 2020 year only. During this time of crisis, when all are encouraged to stay home as much as possible, it just makes sense to have these exemptions auto-renew so those who are most at risk are not burdened with a trip to the county complex or searching out a notary.
This legislation is widely supported by other assessors statewide and I would encourage people to take a moment to contact their state legislator and gain their support for this common sense effort.
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DUE DATES FOR PROPERTY TAX BILLS SET
April 17, 2020
Kane County Treasurer, David J. Rickert, announces that taxpayer's 2019, payable 2020, tax bills will be mailed by Friday, May 1, 2020. The first installment will be due on or before June 1st and the second installment will be due on or before September 1, 2020. For those adversely affected by the COVID-19 virus outbreak, late penalty fees for first installment payments made on or before July 1, 2020, will be waived. Payment of the first installment after July 1, 2020, will result in all accrued penalties starting at 3.0%.
County Clerk, Jack Cunningham, reports the Net Taxable Valuation for Kane County is $15,274,423,255 with a total real estate tax extension of $1,371,479,769.90.
Beginning at 10:00 a.m. on April 29th, taxpayers may visit our website at KaneCountyTreasurer.org to view current tax information and print duplicate bills.
Taxpayers may make payments in the following ways:
- Recommended – Online at KaneCountyTreasurer.org. There is no fee for an e-check. Please note there are convenience fees for credit card (2.35%) and debit card (1.15%) services.
- Recommended – Mailing your check payment with payment coupon in the envelopes provided with your bill.
- Recommended – Placing your check payment with payment coupon in the envelopes provided in our drive thru Payment Drop Box. The drive thru Drop Box is located behind Building A at the Kane County Government Center, 719 S. Batavia Ave., in Geneva. The Drop Box is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Many Kane County banks will accept payments at their drive thru facilities if accompanied with a tax payment coupon. Please find a list of participating banks at KaneCountyTreasurer.org.
- Credit card, debit card and cash payments may be made at the Treasurer's office, BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, during regular business hours. In the effort to practice recommended social distancing guidelines, we kindly request that taxpayers refrain from paying in person at the Treasurer's office.
PROPERTY TAX PAYMENT RELIEF
April 14, 2020
In response to the unprecedented health crisis currently facing Illinois residents due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the Kane County Board, at the request of Treasurer Rickert, unanimously passed a resolution granting a 30 day waiver of interest penalty for the first installment of property taxes.
This will help ease the burden and assist taxpayers in need during this health crisis. The grace period applies only to the first installment of property taxes for the 2019, payable 2020, tax year. The first installment, that is due on June 1, 2020, will be accepted without late penalty interest if payment is made on or before July 1, 2020. Payment of the first installment after July 1, 2020, will incur all accrued penalties starting at 3.0%
The cost to the county of $124,000 in lost revenue can be offset with funds currently available in the county’s Property Tax Freeze Protection Fund.
NEW E-NOTIFY SERVICE
March 9, 2020
In the continuing effort to improve the efficiency of the office through computer automation, KANE COUNTY TREASURER, DAVID J. RICKERT, announces a new tax e-mail and text notification system that is available through the Kane County Treasurer's website. This new automated system will allow Kane County property owners to receive real estate tax due date reminders and tax payment notifications via e-mail and text.
To subscribe, please go to www.KaneCountyTreasurer.org and click on Tax Notifications.
2020 MOBILE HOME TAX BILLS
February 20, 2020
KANE COUNTY TREASURER, DAVID J. RICKERT, announces the 2020 Kane County Mobile Home Tax bills will be mailed on or before February 28, 2020. Payment is due on or before May 1, 2020.
Payments may be mailed to the Treasurer's office using a personal check or money order. Payments may also be made in person at the Treasurer's office using a credit card, debit card or cash. Please be reminded that a 2.35% service fee will be added to all credit and debit card payments.
New this year: Check, credit card and debit card payments will now be accepted at the Kane County Clerk's Branch Office, located at 5 E. Downer Place, Suite F, in downtown Aurora. Please note that cash payments cannot be accepted at this location. A 2.35% service also applies to all credit or debit card transactions at this location.
PROPERTY TAX COLLECTION SERVICES NOW OFFERED BY
KANE COUNTY CLERK’S AURORA BRANCH OFFICE
KANE COUNTY TREASURER, DAVID J. RICKERT, announces that property tax collection services will now be offered at the Kane County Clerk’s branch in Aurora. This fulfills a campaign promise to bring more services to Illinois’ second largest city.
Treasurer Rickert is also proud of the positive working relationships maintained with Mayor Richard Irvin and County Clerk Jack Cunningham. “I look forward to finding more areas of cooperation where we can better serve our citizens” Rickert said.
The branch office of the Kane County Clerk is located at
5 E. Downer Place in downtown Aurora is taking payments from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Please note, only check payments can be made at this location.
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