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Full Text of HB5082  102nd General Assembly




State of Illinois
2021 and 2022


Introduced 1/27/2022, by Rep. Michael J. Zalewski


35 ILCS 5/232 new

    Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Creates an income tax credit for individual taxpayers who rent a dwelling in Illinois for use as their principal place of residence. Provides that the credit shall be equal to 5% of the documented rental costs paid by such taxpayer during the taxable year on the principal place of residence of the taxpayer. Effective immediately.

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1    AN ACT concerning revenue.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Illinois Income Tax Act is amended by
5adding Section 232 as follows:
6    (35 ILCS 5/232 new)
7    Sec. 232. Tax credit for residential rental payments.
8    (a) Beginning with tax years ending on or after December
931, 2022, every individual taxpayer who rents a dwelling in
10Illinois for use as the individual's principal place of
11residence shall be entitled to a tax credit equal to 5% of the
12documented rental costs paid by the taxpayer during the
13taxable year on the principal place of residence of the
15    (b) To qualify for the credit under this Section, the
16taxpayer must meet the following requirements for the tax year
17in which the taxpayer is claiming the credit provided by this
19        (1) the taxpayer must have resided in Illinois for at
20    least 183 days;
21        (2) the taxpayer's federal adjusted gross income must
22    not exceed 200% of the federal poverty level, as updated
23    periodically in the Federal Register by the United States



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1    Department of Health and Human Services;
2        (3) the total rental payments on the taxpayer's
3    principal place of residence during the taxable year must
4    not exceed 30% of the taxpayer's federal adjusted gross
5    income; and
6        (4) the taxpayer must not be claimed as a dependent on
7    someone else's tax return.
8    (c) The credit provided by this Section does not apply to
9an individual who rents a dwelling that is exempt from
10Illinois property taxes.
11    (d) The Department may establish by rule:
12        (1) a maximum dollar amount of the credit, which may
13    vary by regions of the State, based on fair market rents
14    determined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
15    Development for purposes of the housing choice voucher
16    program;
17        (2) the requirements by which the taxpayer shall
18    document rental payments; and
19        (3) any schedules for forms necessary to meet the
20    requirements of this Section.
21    (e) In no event shall a credit under this Section reduce
22the taxpayer's liability to less than zero. If the amount of
23the credit exceeds the income tax liability for the applicable
24tax year, then the excess credit shall be refunded to the
26    (f) This Section is exempt from the provisions of Section



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2    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
3becoming law.