Frequently Asked Questions
When will I receive the rebates?
Rebates are expected to begin being issued the week of September 12, and will take several months to be issued. Taxpayers who have filed their Form IL-1040 and qualify for the rebate, should begin receiving their rebate at this time.
Note: If the taxpayer did not receive a refund or received a paper check refund, it may take longer for the rebate to be issued. Taxpayers who have not yet filed or are submitting a Form IL-1040-PTR, will receive their rebate after their submission is reviewed.
How will I receive my rebates?
Your rebates will be sent automatically in the method that your original income tax refund was sent if it was sent directly to you by the State of Illinois. If you did not receive a refund, did not file an Illinois income tax return, or are requesting the property tax rebate separately, then your rebate will be sent by paper check to your most recent address on file.
Can I check on the status of my rebates?
Taxpayers can check on the status of their rebates by using the
Where's My Rebate? application.
To use the
Where's My Rebate? application, you must have
- your name and social security number (SSN) or taxpayer identification number (ITIN), and
- your 2021 adjusted gross income amount as reported on your 2021 Form IL-1040, Illinois Individual Income Tax Return, or Form IL-1040-PTR, Property Tax Rebate,
or your IL-PIN, which you can obtain using the IL-PIN Inquiry application.
Note: Where's My Rebate? provides the same information our Taxpayer Services representatives can provide over the phone or via email.
What and how much is the property tax rebate?
The state of Illinois is providing a property tax rebate in an amount equal to the lesser of the property tax credit you could qualify for 2020 property taxes payable in 2021 or $300.00. The rebate follows the same criteria as the property tax credit allowed on
Form IL-1040, Illinois Individual Income Tax Return, and cannot exceed $300.00. For more information on the property tax credit, see
Note: The rebate is not allowed if the taxpayer's adjusted gross income for the taxable year exceeds $500,000 for returns with a federal filing status of married filing jointly, or $250,000 for all other returns.
What and how much is the individual income tax rebate?
The state of Illinois is providing an individual income tax rebate in the amount of $50.00 per person ($100.00 per couple for married filing jointly) and $100.00 per dependent (limit of three dependents) for taxpayers that have filed their 2021 Form IL-1040 and meet certain income requirements.
Note: The rebate is
only allowed if the taxpayer's adjusted gross income for the taxable year is less than $400,000 for returns with a federal filing status of married filing jointly, or $200,000 for all other returns.
What do I need to do to receive the property tax rebate or the individual income tax rebate?
- For taxpayers that have filed their
2021 Form IL-1040 and
Schedule ICR, Illinois Credits, nothing additional is needed for the property tax rebate and the individual income tax rebate. Your rebates will be sent automatically in the method that your original income tax refund was sent. If you did not receive a refund, then your rebate will be sent by paper check to the address on your return.
- If you
filed your 2021 Form IL-1040 but did not include your Schedule ICR, then to request the property tax rebate, you must complete and submit on or before October 17, 2022, Form IL-1040-PTR, Property Tax Rebate Form. Submit Form IL-1040-PTR
electronically through MyTax Illinois or
submit a paper Form IL-1040-PTR.
- If you have not already filed Form IL-1040 for 2021, then in order to receive:
Both the property tax and individual income tax rebates – You must file Form IL-1040, including Schedule ICR, Illinois Credits, and Schedule IL-E/EIC, Illinois Exemption and Earned Income Credit, to report any eligible dependents, on or before October 17, 2022.
Only the property tax rebate – You must complete and submit Form IL-1040-PTR, Property Tax Rebate Form, on or before October 17, 2022.
Only the individual income tax rebate – You must file Form IL-1040, including Schedule IL-E/EIC, Illinois Exemption and Earned Income Credit, to report any eligible dependents, on or before October 17, 2022.
Note: If you were
not required to file a 2021 federal Form 1040 or 1040-SR, you may still file a 2021 Form IL-1040 or Form IL-1040-PTR to request the rebates. On the Form IL-1040 or IL-1040-PTR, enter zero "0" for Line 1 and follow the Instructions for the form.
What if I already received my property tax credit or my individual income tax refund? What is the difference between the credit, refund, and rebates?
property tax rebate and
individual income tax rebate are different than the
property tax credit and the
individual income tax refund, in that credits and refunds are dependent upon taxes paid and are limited by the amount of tax due or overpaid.
property tax rebate is a one-time payment for paying your property taxes in Illinois and is based on the lesser of five percent (.05) of your property tax paid in 2021 for your 2020 primary residence or $300.00 (the requirements are the same for the property tax credit with the exception of the amount being limited by the income tax due).
individual income tax rebate is a one-time payment for filing your Form IL-1040 and meeting the adjusted gross income guidelines of under $400,000 for returns with a federal filing status of married filing jointly, and $200,000 for all other filing statuses.
Will my rebate be subject to offset?
The rebates are exempt from offset for state and local obligations but may be subject to offset for any federal obligations.
What if I do not receive the rebates?
If you meet the requirements for the rebates and you have allowed enough time for your Forms IL-1040 or IL-1040-PTR to be processed, check the status of your rebates on the
Where's My Rebate? Application. If you submitted Form IL-1040, please allow 90 to 120 days for your return to process and an additional 5 to 10 days for the rebate to be approved. If you submitted Form IL-1040-PTR, please allow 6 to 8 weeks for your form to process and an additional 5 to 10 days for the rebate to be approved.
Will my rebates be taxed?
The Illinois individual income tax rebate and property tax rebate are not subject to Illinois income tax. If you itemize deductions for federal income tax purposes, the rebates may have an impact on your 2022 federal income tax. Please contact your tax advisor if you have questions about your tax obligations.
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Questions or assistance
Our staff can help with any Illinois state income tax filing inquiries weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.