Illinois - Local Standards: Housing and Utilities

Disclaimer: IRS Collection Financial Standards are intended for use in calculating repayment of delinquent taxes. These Standards are effective on March 25, 2019 for purposes of federal tax administration only. Expense information for use in bankruptcy calculations can be found on the website for the U.S. Trustee Program.

The housing and utilities standards are derived from U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey and Bureau of Labor Statistics data, and are provided by state down to the county level. The standard for a particular county and family size includes both housing and utilities allowed for a taxpayer's primary place of residence. Generally, the total number of persons allowed for determining family size should be the same as those allowed as exemptions on the taxpayer's most recent year income tax return.

Housing and utilities standards include mortgage or rent, property taxes, interest, insurance, maintenance, repairs, gas, electric, water, heating oil, garbage collection, residential telephone service, cell phone service, cable television, and Internet service. The tables include five categories for one, two, three, four, and five or more persons in a household.

The taxpayer is allowed the standard amount, or the amount actually spent on housing and utilities, whichever is less. If the amount claimed is more than the total allowed by the housing and utilities standards, the taxpayer must provide documentation to substantiate those expenses are necessary living expenses.

Maximum Monthly Allowance

County 2019 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 1 2019 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 2 2019 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 3 2019 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 4 2019 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 5

Adams County

1,113

1,308

1,378

1,536

1,561

Alexander County

993

1,166

1,229

1,370

1,392

Bond County

1,178

1,384

1,458

1,626

1,652

Boone County

1,452

1,705

1,797

2,004

2,036

Brown County

1,040

1,221

1,287

1,435

1,458

Bureau County

1,180

1,386

1,461

1,629

1,655

Calhoun County

1,242

1,459

1,537

1,714

1,741

Carroll County

1,176

1,381

1,455

1,622

1,649

Cass County

1,026

1,205

1,270

1,416

1,439

Champaign County

1,372

1,611

1,698

1,893

1,924

Christian County

1,058

1,243

1,310

1,461

1,484

Clark County

1,110

1,304

1,374

1,532

1,557

Clay County

979

1,150

1,212

1,351

1,373

Clinton County

1,345

1,580

1,665

1,856

1,886

Coles County

1,086

1,275

1,344

1,499

1,523

Cook County

1,804

2,119

2,233

2,490

2,530

Crawford County

991

1,164

1,227

1,368

1,390

Cumberland County

1,088

1,277

1,346

1,501

1,525

DeKalb County

1,578

1,853

1,953

2,178

2,213

De Witt County

1,086

1,275

1,344

1,499

1,523

Douglas County

1,144

1,344

1,416

1,579

1,604

DuPage County

1,976

2,320

2,445

2,726

2,770

Edgar County

1,047

1,230

1,296

1,445

1,468

Edwards County

945

1,109

1,169

1,303

1,324

Effingham County

1,184

1,390

1,465

1,633

1,660

Fayette County

1,009

1,185

1,249

1,393

1,415

Ford County

1,113

1,307

1,377

1,535

1,560

Franklin County

1,019

1,197

1,261

1,406

1,429

Fulton County

1,062

1,247

1,314

1,465

1,489

Gallatin County

963

1,131

1,192

1,329

1,351

Greene County

1,045

1,227

1,293

1,442

1,465

Grundy County

1,562

1,834

1,933

2,155

2,190

Hamilton County

1,068

1,255

1,322

1,474

1,498

Hancock County

1,024

1,202

1,267

1,413

1,436

Hardin County

963

1,131

1,192

1,329

1,351

Henderson County

973

1,143

1,204

1,342

1,364

Henry County

1,204

1,414

1,490

1,661

1,688

Iroquois County

1,137

1,335

1,407

1,569

1,594

Jackson County

1,221

1,434

1,511

1,685

1,712

Jasper County

1,107

1,300

1,370

1,528

1,552

Jefferson County

1,132

1,330

1,401

1,562

1,587

Jersey County

1,301

1,528

1,610

1,795

1,824

Jo Daviess County

1,292

1,517

1,599

1,783

1,812

Johnson County

1,191

1,399

1,474

1,644

1,670

Kane County

1,808

2,124

2,238

2,495

2,536

Kankakee County

1,372

1,611

1,698

1,893

1,924

Kendall County

1,905

2,238

2,358

2,629

2,672

Knox County

1,032

1,212

1,277

1,424

1,447

Lake County

2,036

2,391

2,520

2,810

2,855

La Salle County

1,278

1,501

1,582

1,764

1,792

Lawrence County

982

1,153

1,215

1,355

1,377

Lee County

1,204

1,414

1,490

1,661

1,688

Livingston County

1,189

1,396

1,471

1,640

1,667

Logan County

1,093

1,284

1,353

1,509

1,533

McDonough County

1,073

1,260

1,328

1,481

1,505

McHenry County

1,785

2,096

2,209

2,463

2,503

McLean County

1,444

1,696

1,787

1,993

2,025

Macon County

1,126

1,323

1,394

1,554

1,579

Macoupin County

1,117

1,312

1,383

1,542

1,567

Madison County

1,280

1,503

1,584

1,766

1,795

Marion County

1,021

1,199

1,263

1,408

1,431

Marshall County

1,163

1,366

1,439

1,604

1,630

Mason County

1,054

1,237

1,304

1,454

1,477

Massac County

1,084

1,273

1,341

1,495

1,519

Menard County

1,231

1,446

1,524

1,699

1,727

Mercer County

1,155

1,357

1,430

1,594

1,620

Monroe County

1,587

1,864

1,964

2,190

2,225

Montgomery County

1,030

1,210

1,275

1,422

1,445

Morgan County

1,129

1,326

1,397

1,558

1,583

Moultrie County

1,123

1,319

1,390

1,550

1,575

Ogle County

1,347

1,582

1,667

1,859

1,889

Peoria County

1,255

1,474

1,553

1,732

1,760

Perry County

1,065

1,251

1,318

1,470

1,493

Piatt County

1,230

1,444

1,522

1,697

1,724

Pike County

943

1,107

1,167

1,301

1,322

Pope County

1,139

1,338

1,410

1,572

1,598

Pulaski County

991

1,163

1,226

1,367

1,389

Putnam County

1,195

1,404

1,479

1,649

1,676

Randolph County

1,134

1,332

1,404

1,565

1,591

Richland County

999

1,174

1,237

1,379

1,402

Rock Island County

1,206

1,416

1,492

1,664

1,690

St. Clair County

1,367

1,606

1,692

1,887

1,917

Saline County

999

1,173

1,236

1,378

1,400

Sangamon County

1,283

1,507

1,588

1,771

1,799

Schuyler County

1,063

1,249

1,316

1,467

1,491

Scott County

1,060

1,245

1,312

1,463

1,486

Shelby County

1,031

1,211

1,276

1,423

1,446

Stark County

1,057

1,241

1,308

1,458

1,482

Stephenson County

1,130

1,328

1,399

1,560

1,585

Tazewell County

1,250

1,468

1,547

1,725

1,753

Union County

1,093

1,284

1,353

1,509

1,533

Vermilion County

1,037

1,219

1,284

1,432

1,455

Wabash County

1,055

1,239

1,306

1,456

1,480

Warren County

1,036

1,217

1,282

1,429

1,453

Washington County

1,193

1,402

1,477

1,647

1,673

Wayne County

1,008

1,183

1,247

1,390

1,413

White County

994

1,167

1,230

1,371

1,394

Whiteside County

1,130

1,327

1,398

1,559

1,584

Will County

1,821

2,139

2,254

2,513

2,554

Williamson County

1,130

1,327

1,398

1,559

1,584

Winnebago County

1,280

1,503

1,584

1,766

1,795

Woodford County

1,429

1,679

1,769

1,972

2,004


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