Dear neighbor,

Chances are you are one of the millions of Illinoisans set to receive direct financial relief as part of the Illinois Family Relief Plan I was proud to support during the spring legislative session.

Good news: Rebates started to hit bank accounts the week of Sept. 12.

If you filed 2021 Illinois taxes, you may be eligible to receive up to $700. Individual filers who make less than $200,000 will receive a $50 income tax rebate, and couples who make less than $400,000 will receive $100. Filers are also eligible for $100 per dependent, with a maximum of three.  

Additionally, if you paid property taxes in 2021 on your primary residence in 2020 – and you make less than $250,000 individually or $500,000 jointing – you are eligible for up to $300. Your rebate will be equal to the property tax you were qualified to claim on your 2021 taxes.

If you filed taxes you will automatically receive your rebate – otherwise you have until Oct. 17 to do so.

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For more information on how the funds will be dispersed or to see if you qualify visit

To check the status of your rebate, click here and select “Where’s My Rebate?” You will need to have your IL-PIN number to check the status. To find your IL-PIN number, click here and select “IL-PIN Inquiry.”

This direct relief will make a significant difference in the lives of people in every corner of our state. If you plan to use your rebate for leisure, I encourage you to shop small and support local.

As always, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out at 708-848-2002 or


Don Harmon

Senate President, 39th District