05062021CM0272rSPRINGFIELD – To fulfill the state’s commitment to invest in working families, State Senator Rachelle Aud Crowe (D-Glen Carbon) expressed strong support for the proposed $1.8 billion tax relief plan to provide relief for residents through financial recovery.

“Fiscally responsible budgeting has put Illinois on a path to an equitable future,” Crowe said. “By providing direct relief to taxpayers, Illinois is offering financial support to students, first responders and homeowners.”

The plan outlined Friday would directly deliver relief checks valued at $100 per person and $50 per child to state taxpayers making $250,000 individually or $500,000 jointly – sending money to 97% of taxpayers. A household of four could see a $300 check. Homeowners could also see an additional $300 property tax relief check.

To address inflation and the rising prices at the pump, the plan also suspends the state’s portion of the gas tax increase for six months. Parents could see additional relief at the store from Aug. 5-Aug. 14 under a plan to also wipe out the state sales tax on clothing, shoes and school supplies to give consumers an economic boost as they go back-to-school shopping.

“Since joining the Senate, I’ve advocated for Illinois to adopt a similar plan to Missouri’s tax break weekend on school supplies,” Crowe said. “By eliminating the sales tax for 10 days, we can attract shoppers to Illinois to support our small businesses and grow local economies while providing additional relief to families.”

The comprehensive proposal also includes increased tax credits for teachers and volunteer first responders. Senator Crowe is working with her colleagues to advance on the proposal – Senate Bill 1150 – by the scheduled April 8 adjournment.

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