Renewal applications were mailed out from Rock Island County in late January. The original due date for filing the exemption was July 1st, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic that hit the United States earlier this year, the Rock Island County Board voted to extend the filing date to October 1st, 2020. This extension was done to reduce the number of higher-risk people, such as the seniors who qualify for this exemption to not have to travel to the county or their township offices to renew their applications or sign up for the first time.
New Deadline to file: October 1st, 2020
What you need to qualify for this exemption:
- Your TOTAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME MUST BE LESS THAN $65,000. NOTE: This counts anyone who lives in the home or uses your home address as their permanent resident and has an income (ex. parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, kids, grandchildren, etc). Be sure to bring your 2019 Federal Income Tax return or if you don’t file a tax return anymore, then you need to bring in ALL of your 1099’s that you would take to a tax preparer to file a tax return. You must have proof of income for you and anyone else that lives with you.
- You are 65 years of age or older during the tax year.
- You have owned and occupied the property as your primary residents for two consecutive January 1sts (ex. you purchased your home August 15th, 2018, you must wait until after January 1st, 2020 as that would be two consecutive January 1sts).
If you live in Moline Township you can renew your application or apply for the first time here in our office or at the Rock Island County Supervisor of Assessments Office in the Rock Island County Building.
If you would like to read more about this extension, please visit the Chief County Assessment Office page.Share on