2014 real estate tax exemption forms are here

Forms showed up today on the Cook County Assessor’s website for the following exemptions for the 2014 tax year

1. Homeowner’s exemption: This is only needed if you bought a new house in late 2013 or 2014. You (or the former owner had to live there on 1/1/14 to qualify for this. File it once and you are done. Saves about $300 to $700 on the tax bill.

2. Senior exemption: Requires an annual application for those 65 year of age and older and saves about $400 on the tax bill

3. Senior freeze: Requires an annual application and an income of less than $55,000 and freezes the owner’s assessment level.

Be sure to file your senior and senior freeze applications now.


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