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Tax Reduction

TAX Benefit Clarification Senate Bill 107 --
Click Here for DCVAC document on requirements and filing for the benefit


New Sept 2015 - H.R. 3423, the Agent Orange Extension Act of 2015 sponsored by Congressman Bill Foster. 

U.S. Rep. Bill Foster (IL-11)
1224 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
P: (202) 225-3515

New Aug 2015  - Tax Reduction and Discount Cards

Two Laws that may help you. At the bottom is a contact that may be able to answer some questions. You can also call the Dupage Administration office in Sycamore.

 Tax Reduction

Click Here for DCVAC document on requirements and filing for the benefit

Senate Bill 107
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the engrossed bill with changes. Provides that the term "accessibility improvement" means a home modification listed under the Home Services Program administered by the Department of Human Services, including, but not limited to the installation of ramps and grab-bars, widening door-ways, and other changes
 

 

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to enhance the independence of a disabled or elderly individual (in the engrossed bill, "accessibility improvement" is defined as a modification or addition to residential property that is designed to make the property more accessible to a disabled person, including, but not limited to, the installation of ramps, lifts, or fixtures, or the removal of architectural barriers on the property). Limits the period of time during which accessibility improvements will not increase the assessed valuation of property to 7 years after the improvements are completed.

Further amends the Property Tax Code. In a Section concerning the disabled veterans standard homestead exemption, provides that, for taxable years 2015 and thereafter: (i) if the veteran has a service connected disability of 30% or more but less than 50%, the annual exemption is $2,500; (ii) if the veteran has a service connected disability of 50% or more but less than 70%, the annual exemption is $5,000; and (iii) if the veteran has a service connected disability of 70% or more, then the property is exempt from taxation. Effective immediately.

http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=107&GAID=13&DocTypeID=SB&SessionID=88&GA=99

 

Discount Card
House Bill 3686
Creates the Veterans' and Military Discount Card Program Act. Provides that the Department of Veterans' Affairs shall establish and administer a Veterans' and Military Discount Card Program to issue a Veterans' and Military Discount Card to eligible active duty service members and veterans in the State
 

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for use at participating merchants who agree to honor the Veterans' and Military Discount Card by providing cardholders with a discount on goods and services, or another appropriate money-saving promotion of a merchant's choice. Provides that the Department shall use DD-214 military discharge records in conjunction with photo identification such as a driver's license, State ID card, federal military or Veterans Affairs ID, or passport to issue the Veterans' and Military Discount Card to eligible veterans; and that in the case of active duty service members, a valid military ID or other official government identification that denotes active duty service, and photo ID if needed, shall be used to determine eligibility. Requires the Department to develop and implement an outreach program to ensure that active duty service members and veterans in the State are made aware of the Veterans' and Military Discount Card Program and permits the Secretary of State to also assist in promoting and disseminating information on the Program. Grants the Department of Veterans' Affairs rulemaking authority. Effective immediately.

http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=3686&GAID=13&DocTypeID=HB&LegID=89884&SessionID=88&GA=99&SpecSess=0

Even though both of these bills became law Sunday the implementation has not been figured out yet.  As soon as we know more about these two bills we will pass along that information.

 

Steven Kreitzer
Assistant Superintendent
DeKalb County Veterans Assistance Commission
2500 N. Annie Glidden Rd.
Suite A.
DeKalb, IL 60115
815-756-8129 (Main)
815-217-0415 (Direct)
815-217-0417 (Fax)

 

 

 Recent News

 

4th of July

A great time was had by all. Pass the word and come to our future open houses. Food and Music is Free. If you a veteran we even have a Membership special just $18.00.

Successful Community Events

  • 4th of July Celebration
  • Blood Drive 25 Pints (3 doubles)
  • Honor Our Heroes
  • Ladies Auxiliary Lunch
  • Amvets VSO meet and greet
  • White Clover
  • Memorial Day Parade
  • 4th of July Event

VetHelpingVetandCommunity

 Veterans and Auxiliary Helping Veterans and the Community

Thank You to the many that made the programs a success

  • AMVETS Post 90 Members
  • AMVETS Post 90 Ladies Auxiliary
  • Illinois AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary
  • Illinois Sons of AMVETS
  • Mayor Rey -- DeKalb
  • Senator Kirk - Outreach Coordinator Rachel Horvath
  • DeKalb County Veterans Assistant Commission
  • DeKalb County States Attorney
  • DCVAC
  • DeKalb 4-H
  • Local Boy Scouts
  • Johnson Seat and Canvas - Cortland
  • Chilton Sporting Goods

Meetings

General Post Meeting 10am 2nd Saturday of the month

 

2017 Officers

 2017 Officers Ceremony

Position Elected
Commander Bob McCall
1st Vice Chad Seyller
2nd Vice Dan Davis
3rd Vice John Lindstrom
Financial Officer John Cole
Provost Marshall Michael Breyne
Judge Advocate Paul Kallembach
Trustee Tom Carey
Trustee Shane Carey
Trustee Jug Johnson

 Current Committees:

Board of Directors Canteen
Bob McCall, John Cole, Ken Rowe
Building Committee
Bob McCall, John Cole, Dan Davis, Ken Rowe, Chad Seyller, Jim Furry

Property Tax Break

You have until Aug 31 to submit your verification letter to DeKalb County Assessment office. You can obtain the vertification letter on line through ebenefits.va.gov. If you have questions call the DCVAC 815 756-8129. The Chief County Assessment office is located at 110 East Sycamore St., Sycamore IL 60178.