Shelbyville, IL. (ECWd) -
"We reviewed the statement of facts and supporting documentation and determined that this property does not meet the exemption qualifications for the following reason or reasons:"
- "The property is not in exempt use."
The Illinois Department of Revenue denied Shelby County's request for tax exemption of its farmland.
The Shelby County State's Attorney and the Shelby County Board of Review petitioned the Illinois Department of Revenue for tax exempt status of the county-owned farmland. The county has owned this property since 1867.
As we expected, the IDOR denied tax exempt status of that land.
Now the county taxpayers must pay the real estate taxes of the county-owned land.