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O’Fallon’s utility tax rebate program to accept applications

Filing opens today for O’Fallon’s popular seniors’ utility tax rebate.

Residents who are age 65-plus or disabled and who would like to recoup some of their phone and city utility taxes may be able to file for O’Fallon’s utility tax rebates. City staff and volunteers will help qualified residents file for the rebates at O’Fallon City Hall.

This year’s filing time has changed from previous years, and filing will take place from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on weekdays, beginning April 3 through May 31.

To qualify, the applicant must be an O’Fallon resident who is age 65 or older or has been determined disabled by the Social Security Administration. Applicants must have an annual adjusted gross income of no more than $39,400 for a single head-of-household or $45,000 for a married [two-person] household. Social Security income is not counted.

Applicants will need to bring a photo ID, a copy of their 2016 tax return (if they had to file), and copies of their 2016 gas, electric and phone bills, including their cellphone bill.


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