FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 23, 2017
TELECOM TAX REBATE
Machesney Park seniors eligible for up to
$25 rebate on telecommunications tax
The Village of Machesney Park is once again announcing the TeleCom Tax Rebate program for eligible seniors begins July 1 and ends August 31.
The TeleCom Tax Rebate program offers rebates on the telecommunications tax portion of telephone bills of up to $25 per household per year for income-eligible residents aged 65 years and over. Residents must provide proof of age, residence, income, and copies of their last 12 paid telephone bills. Applications will be accepted beginning Wednesday, July 5 and ending Friday, September 1, 2017.
The TeleCom Rebate program was established nine years ago as part of a revenue plan to fix roads throughout the Village. The plan included increasing the telecommunications tax from 1% to 6% and dedicating those revenues to road repairs.
Applications are available at Machesney Park Village Hall, 300 Roosevelt Road. Residents can also request an application be mailed to them by calling 815-877-5432, or downloading the form from the Village web site, https://machesneypark.org.
For more information, contact Village of Machesney Park, 815-877-5432.