There are an estimated 20,000 Village of Orland Park residents who are eligible for the village’s property tax rebate. Just more than half of those — 12,000 — have applied for the rebate as of December 7. The last day to apply is Friday, December 16, 2016.
Because of the village’s strong financial position, the Orland Park Village Board approved a rebate of $2.2 million. Orland Park has returned $38.9 million dollars to village residents since 2003.
“We began rebating property taxes to residents in 2003, and despite a suspension of the program during the economic downturn, we’re pleased that the village is again in a strong financial position to offer the rebate,” said Mayor Dan McLaughlin.
The village has been rebating a portion of its part of residents’ property tax bills 12 of the last 15 years.
“Even though the village’s portion of a resident’s tax bill is about seven percent, the rebate does give some relief for residents,” McLaughlin said. “We’re fortunate to be able to offer the rebate using the village’s Home Rule Sales Tax collections while continuing to provide a large number of valuable services and projects for village residents,” he added.
Eligible village residents have three ways to apply — online at www.optaxrebate.com; in person at the Village Hall or via US mail by downloading a form or obtaining a blank form at the Village Hall, completing it and mailing it before December 16.