tax relief

Pritzker signs law letting McHenry County voters dissolve townships

Original article written by Steve Zalusky for the Daily Herald on 8/9/19. Photo taken from Blue Room Stream. Link to original article may be found HERE Gov. J.B. Pritzker is using McHenry County as a test case for the consolidation of local government. The governor signed into law Friday a bill that will hand taxpayers…

What to do about property taxes? Gov. J.B. Pritzker asks a task force to figure it out

Written by Jamie Munks for the Chicago Tribune on 8/2/2019. Link to original article may be found HERE Photo credit to Terrence Antonio James, photographer for the Chicago Tribune. Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill Friday creating a task force to make recommendations on ways to alleviate the rising property tax burden on Illinois homeowners.…

Editorial: To declutter Illinois and save dollars, eliminate townships

Original article written by the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board for the Chicago Tribune on June 17th, 2019. Link to original article may be found HERE Photography credit to John J. Kim, Staff Photographer for the Chicago Tribune.  How many units of government do you think there are in Illinois? Two thousand? Five thousand? Try 6,963.…

With Eye Toward Cost Reductions, Carroll Targets Townships

Originally written for Journal & Topics by “Journal Staff” on April 11th, 2019. Link to original article may be found HERE. Continuing his efforts to scale back the size and number of units of local government, and to reduce skyrocketing property taxes, State Rep. Jonathan Carroll (D-57th) passed bipartisan consolidation legislation out of Illinois the…

Carroll Government Consolidation, Tax Relief Bill Passes House

Press Release copied below for ease of access. Press Release… from State Representative Jonathan Carroll FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FOR MORE INFORMATION: April 8, 2019 847-229-5499 [email protected] @RepCarroll Carroll Government Consolidation, Tax Relief Bill Passes House SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Continuing his efforts to scale back the size and number of units of local government, and to…

Fair Tax vs. Jobs Tax

UPDATE 4/23/2019: Senator Don Harmon (D-Oak Park) has filed SJRCA0001 which should be voted upon sometime in the next few weeks in the Senate.  Thank you and please reach out anytime.   Friends, I wanted to take a moment to quickly address some of the messaging you may have been seeing around the Governor’s proposed…

Tax Relief

Hello friends, this is Jonathan Carroll, State Representative to Illinois’ 57th District. Thank you for visiting my blog. In my latest email update, sent earlier today, I promised you a further explanation of my recent State and Local Tax Deduction bill, House Bill 4237. This legislation is quickly gaining bipartisan support, with both Republicans and…

Crain’s Chicago Business: State lawmakers look for a Trump tax cap workaround

Link to article HERE April 11th, 2018 Greg Hinz State lawmakers are nearing a key test on whether Illinois will follow the lead of California, New York and other states and enact legislation designed to let Illinois taxpayers avoid a new cap on deducting state and local taxes on their federal income tax return. Awaiting…

EXPLAINER – More U.S. states eye donations to evade Trump tax changers – Reuters News

24-Jan-2018 04:12:50 PM By Karen Pierog CHICAGO, Jan 24 (Reuters) – Legislation that first surfaced in California to give taxpayers a way to avoid the new cap on state and local tax (SALT) deductions by making charitable donations has popped up in four more states so far, with others reviewing alternative methods. Changes to the U.S. tax…
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