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$883 Direct Payment Refund To Cook County Homeowners Later This Week

Homeowners in Cook County who overpaid their first installment of taxes in 2021 are eligible to receive a refund.

Numerous exemptions that would have reduced these homeowners’ property tax bills were omitted by homeowner, senior citizen, senior freeze, and disabled person are exemption according to an article published by The US Sun on January 19, 2023.

According to Andrew Gavrilos, a spokesman for the Cook County Treasury, the average refund will be $883, as reported by the Chicago Sun-Times. The distribution of the refund checks is anticipated to begin this week and continue for the next few months.

According to a statement made public by Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas, those who are qualified for the refund do not need to take any additional steps in order to get the money. If you’re due a refund, we’ll track you down and give you your money, said Pappas. They could do away with a lot of pointless paperwork and applications by automating refunds.

Around 22,241 people who paid their property tax bill through a bank or mortgage escrow account will receive a refund by mail, while 16,629 people who paid their bill online will receive direct deposits.

The remaining 14,137 homeowners who made cash or check payments will either get an electronic refund or will get a refund form mailed to them that they must fill out in order to receive the money.

The Treasurer’s office estimates that over the following three months, about 58% of the refunds will be directly deposited.

How you pay your property taxes will determine how you receive the money.