Posted on: May 3rd, 2022

Collar Counties: Tax Season is Here!

It’s springtime in Illinois, which means unpredictable weather, road construction and real estate tax bills.  Tax bills for some of the Collar counties were mailed last Friday, others will be sent out this week.  Taxes for the Collar counties are due in two equal installments, payable in June and September.

 

DuPage County:                 Bills Mailed: April 29, 222

Taxes Due: June 1, 2022 and September 1, 2022

 

Lake County:                      Bills Mailed:  May 2, 2022

Taxes Due:  June 6, 2022 and September 6, 2022

 

Kane County:                     Bills Mailed: April 29, 2022

Taxes Due:  June 1, 2022 and September 1, 2022

 

Will County:                       Bills Mailed:  April 29, 2022

Taxes Due: June 1, 2022 and September 1, 2022

 

McHenry County:              Bills Mailed: May 6, 2022

Taxes Due: June 6, 2022 and September 6, 2022

 

Tax payments can be made online, by mail, in person at a participating bank or in person at the County Treasurer’s office. Tax payments made after the due date will be charged a 1.5% per month penalty.

 

Are you paying too much?  You could be entitled to an exemption that will help to reduce the amount of your annual tax bill. If you live in the property as your primary residence you can apply for a homestead exemption.  If a property is used as a primary residence and the owner is 65+ years old you may also qualify for a senior exemption.  In addition, seniors that meet certain income requirements may also qualify for a senior assessment freeze or a property tax deferral.  Information about these exemptions and other tax saving programs can be found on your County Treasurer’s website.