CHICAGO (CBS) — Thousands of Cook County homeowners will be getting a property tax refund thanks to legislation passed last year to increase existing tax exemptions.

The Cook County Treasurer’s Office plans to give 19.5 million dollars in refunds to 53,000 homeowners.

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About 36,000 homeowners who paid online or with a check will see a refund on their bank or credit card accounts by August 15.

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Another 15,000 homeowners who paid using either a bank or mortgage escrow account will get a refund check in the mail by October 15.

To find out if you’re eligible for the refund go to the website.

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