News
…from Jennifer Gomric Minton, St. Clair County Assessor
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                    FOR MORE INFORMATION:
August 18, 2015                                                                                 618-285-2704                                                                                                                                                                                                             
 
Belleville, IL-The Governor has sign SB107 into law.  This bill made changes to the Disabled Veteran’s Homestead Exemption.  For taxable years 2015 and thereafter: if a veteran has a service connected disability certified by the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, they are entitled to an exemption as follows:
 
 
% of Disability
Previous Exemption
After SB107
30%-49%
None
$2,500
50%-69%
$2,500
$5,000
70%-100%
$5,000
Exempt from taxation
 
 
Veterans that have already filed for their exemption under the previous statute will see the adjustment automatically through St. Clair County. Veterans that are 30%-49% service related disabled will need to apply with the PTAX 342 form.  Applications can be obtained at the St. Clair County Assessor’s office or online at  http://www.co.st-clair.il.us/departments/assessor/Pages/Documents-and-Forms.aspx