Bill Status of HB3934 103rd General Assembly
Short Description: FIRST-TIME HOME BUYER SAVINGS
Rep. Michael J. Kelly and Harry Benton
|Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the First-Time Home Buyer Savings Program Act. Creates the First-Time Home Buyer Savings Program in the Office of the State Treasurer. Provides that beginning January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2027, any individual may open an account with a financial institution and designate the account, in its entirety, as a first-time home buyer savings account to be used to pay or reimburse a qualified beneficiary's eligible costs for the purchase of a single-family residence in the State. Provides that the account holder is responsible for the use or application of funds in a first-time home buyer savings account. Provides a list of required documents an account holder shall submit to the Office of the State Treasurer under the Program. Allows the Treasurer to adopt rules to implement the Program. Requires the Office of the State Treasurer to prescribe the form and manner in which a taxpayer shall claim a deduction in accordance with the Act and the Illinois Income Tax Act. Allows the Office of the State Treasurer to prepare and distribute informational materials on the Program to financial institutions and potential home buyers. Sets forth the duties and liability of financial institutions under the Program. Provides that the maximum account balance limit for a first-time home buyer savings account shall not exceed a maximum of $50,000. Provides that if funds are withdrawn from an account for any purpose other than the payment of eligible costs by or on behalf of a qualified beneficiary, there is a penalty equal to 10% of the amount withdrawn. Effective immediately.