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Record #: O2016-6450   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 9/14/2016 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Finance
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 3-4 establishing Honorable Service Residential Real Estate Tax Rebate Program
Sponsors: Villegas, Gilbert, Santiago, Milagros, Taliaferro, Chris, Burke, Edward M., Reboyras, Ariel, Cardenas, George A., Solis, Daniel, Munoz, Ricardo, Sposato, Nicholas
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 3 - Revenue & Finance - Ch. 4 Uniform Revenue Procedures
Attachments: 1. O2016-6450.pdf
Related files: R2019-362
September 14 ,2016 Chicago City Council Referred to FINANCE COMMITTEE

Ordinance
Amending the Uniform Revenue Procedures Ordinance to Deliver a Residential Real Estate Tax Rebate for Veterans, Peace Corp Volunteers, and Others


WHEREAS, the City of Chicago and its residents, taxpayers, and visitors are grateful for the years of service and dedication given by those who served with honor and distinction in our nation's military and non-military forces; and
WHEREAS, many of those who served honorably in our nation's military and non-military forces forewent opportunities for professional and financial advancement in serving our nation, and at times incurred pain, suffering, and disability while in service; and
WHEREAS, those who served honorably in our nation's military and non-military forces merit palpable demonstration of the gratitude and honor bestowed upon them by the city and its residents, taxpayers, and visitors; now therefore,
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO that Chapter 3-4 ofthe Municipal Code is hereby amended by added the underscored text and deleting the struck-through text as follows:
3-4-151 Additional duties of the department.
In addition to all other rights, duties and responsibilities imposed by this Code, the department shall have the following duties and responsibilities:
The department shall furnish a written statement of rights to every taxpayer or tax collector that is issued a notice of tax assessment and determination, a tax bill, or a denial of a claim for credit or refund, or that requests a copy of such a written statement of rights. The statement shall describe in summary form the rights of taxpayers and tax collectors, and the obligations of the department, with respect to the administration, enforcement and collection of city taxes.
The department shall provide a brief written explanation of all tax liabilities and penalties on or with every tax notice issued.
The department shall not cancel any payment agree...

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