Bill Text: IL SB2066 | 2021-2022 | 102nd General Assembly | Chaptered


Bill Title: Amends the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act. Provides that, beginning January 1, 2020 and through December 31, 2020, sales of tangible personal property made by a marketplace seller over a marketplace for which tax is due but for which use tax has been collected and remitted to the Department of Revenue by a marketplace facilitator are exempt. Provides that the term "marketplace facilitator" does not include any person licensed under the Auction License Act, other than any person who is an Internet auction listing service. Amends the Leveling the Playing Field for Illinois Retail Act. Provides that certified service providers who collect and remit taxes on behalf of retailers may claim the retailers' discount with respect to those taxes. Provides that the retailer is not entitled to the discount with respect to those taxes. Effective immediately.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 13-2)

Status: (Passed) 2021-08-27 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 102-0634 [SB2066 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2021-SB2066-Chaptered.html



Public Act 102-0634
SB2066 EnrolledLRB102 16579 HLH 21976 b
AN ACT concerning local government.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
Section 5. The Retailers' Occupation Tax Act is amended by
changing Sections 1, 2-5, and 3 as follows:
(35 ILCS 120/1) (from Ch. 120, par. 440)
Sec. 1. Definitions. "Sale at retail" means any transfer
of the ownership of or title to tangible personal property to a
purchaser, for the purpose of use or consumption, and not for
the purpose of resale in any form as tangible personal
property to the extent not first subjected to a use for which
it was purchased, for a valuable consideration: Provided that
the property purchased is deemed to be purchased for the
purpose of resale, despite first being used, to the extent to
which it is resold as an ingredient of an intentionally
produced product or byproduct of manufacturing. For this
purpose, slag produced as an incident to manufacturing pig
iron or steel and sold is considered to be an intentionally
produced byproduct of manufacturing. Transactions whereby the
possession of the property is transferred but the seller
retains the title as security for payment of the selling price
shall be deemed to be sales.
"Sale at retail" shall be construed to include any
transfer of the ownership of or title to tangible personal
property to a purchaser, for use or consumption by any other
person to whom such purchaser may transfer the tangible
personal property without a valuable consideration, and to
include any transfer, whether made for or without a valuable
consideration, for resale in any form as tangible personal
property unless made in compliance with Section 2c of this
Act.
Sales of tangible personal property, which property, to
the extent not first subjected to a use for which it was
purchased, as an ingredient or constituent, goes into and
forms a part of tangible personal property subsequently the
subject of a "Sale at retail", are not sales at retail as
defined in this Act: Provided that the property purchased is
deemed to be purchased for the purpose of resale, despite
first being used, to the extent to which it is resold as an
ingredient of an intentionally produced product or byproduct
of manufacturing.
"Sale at retail" shall be construed to include any
Illinois florist's sales transaction in which the purchase
order is received in Illinois by a florist and the sale is for
use or consumption, but the Illinois florist has a florist in
another state deliver the property to the purchaser or the
purchaser's donee in such other state.
Nonreusable tangible personal property that is used by
persons engaged in the business of operating a restaurant,
cafeteria, or drive-in is a sale for resale when it is
transferred to customers in the ordinary course of business as
part of the sale of food or beverages and is used to deliver,
package, or consume food or beverages, regardless of where
consumption of the food or beverages occurs. Examples of those
items include, but are not limited to nonreusable, paper and
plastic cups, plates, baskets, boxes, sleeves, buckets or
other containers, utensils, straws, placemats, napkins, doggie
bags, and wrapping or packaging materials that are transferred
to customers as part of the sale of food or beverages in the
ordinary course of business.
The purchase, employment and transfer of such tangible
personal property as newsprint and ink for the primary purpose
of conveying news (with or without other information) is not a
purchase, use or sale of tangible personal property.
A person whose activities are organized and conducted
primarily as a not-for-profit service enterprise, and who
engages in selling tangible personal property at retail
(whether to the public or merely to members and their guests)
is engaged in the business of selling tangible personal
property at retail with respect to such transactions,
excepting only a person organized and operated exclusively for
charitable, religious or educational purposes either (1), to
the extent of sales by such person to its members, students,
patients or inmates of tangible personal property to be used
primarily for the purposes of such person, or (2), to the
extent of sales by such person of tangible personal property
which is not sold or offered for sale by persons organized for
profit. The selling of school books and school supplies by
schools at retail to students is not "primarily for the
purposes of" the school which does such selling. The
provisions of this paragraph shall not apply to nor subject to
taxation occasional dinners, socials or similar activities of
a person organized and operated exclusively for charitable,
religious or educational purposes, whether or not such
activities are open to the public.
A person who is the recipient of a grant or contract under
Title VII of the Older Americans Act of 1965 (P.L. 92-258) and
serves meals to participants in the federal Nutrition Program
for the Elderly in return for contributions established in
amount by the individual participant pursuant to a schedule of
suggested fees as provided for in the federal Act is not
engaged in the business of selling tangible personal property
at retail with respect to such transactions.
"Purchaser" means anyone who, through a sale at retail,
acquires the ownership of or title to tangible personal
property for a valuable consideration.
"Reseller of motor fuel" means any person engaged in the
business of selling or delivering or transferring title of
motor fuel to another person other than for use or
consumption. No person shall act as a reseller of motor fuel
within this State without first being registered as a reseller
pursuant to Section 2c or a retailer pursuant to Section 2a.
"Selling price" or the "amount of sale" means the
consideration for a sale valued in money whether received in
money or otherwise, including cash, credits, property, other
than as hereinafter provided, and services, but, prior to
January 1, 2020, not including the value of or credit given for
traded-in tangible personal property where the item that is
traded-in is of like kind and character as that which is being
sold; beginning January 1, 2020, "selling price" includes the
portion of the value of or credit given for traded-in motor
vehicles of the First Division as defined in Section 1-146 of
the Illinois Vehicle Code of like kind and character as that
which is being sold that exceeds $10,000. "Selling price"
shall be determined without any deduction on account of the
cost of the property sold, the cost of materials used, labor or
service cost or any other expense whatsoever, but does not
include charges that are added to prices by sellers on account
of the seller's tax liability under this Act, or on account of
the seller's duty to collect, from the purchaser, the tax that
is imposed by the Use Tax Act, or, except as otherwise provided
with respect to any cigarette tax imposed by a home rule unit,
on account of the seller's tax liability under any local
occupation tax administered by the Department, or, except as
otherwise provided with respect to any cigarette tax imposed
by a home rule unit on account of the seller's duty to collect,
from the purchasers, the tax that is imposed under any local
use tax administered by the Department. Effective December 1,
1985, "selling price" shall include charges that are added to
prices by sellers on account of the seller's tax liability
under the Cigarette Tax Act, on account of the sellers' duty to
collect, from the purchaser, the tax imposed under the
Cigarette Use Tax Act, and on account of the seller's duty to
collect, from the purchaser, any cigarette tax imposed by a
home rule unit.
Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, for any motor
vehicle, as defined in Section 1-146 of the Vehicle Code, that
is sold on or after January 1, 2015 for the purpose of leasing
the vehicle for a defined period that is longer than one year
and (1) is a motor vehicle of the second division that: (A) is
a self-contained motor vehicle designed or permanently
converted to provide living quarters for recreational,
camping, or travel use, with direct walk through access to the
living quarters from the driver's seat; (B) is of the van
configuration designed for the transportation of not less than
7 nor more than 16 passengers; or (C) has a gross vehicle
weight rating of 8,000 pounds or less or (2) is a motor vehicle
of the first division, "selling price" or "amount of sale"
means the consideration received by the lessor pursuant to the
lease contract, including amounts due at lease signing and all
monthly or other regular payments charged over the term of the
lease. Also included in the selling price is any amount
received by the lessor from the lessee for the leased vehicle
that is not calculated at the time the lease is executed,
including, but not limited to, excess mileage charges and
charges for excess wear and tear. For sales that occur in
Illinois, with respect to any amount received by the lessor
from the lessee for the leased vehicle that is not calculated
at the time the lease is executed, the lessor who purchased the
motor vehicle does not incur the tax imposed by the Use Tax Act
on those amounts, and the retailer who makes the retail sale of
the motor vehicle to the lessor is not required to collect the
tax imposed by the Use Tax Act or to pay the tax imposed by
this Act on those amounts. However, the lessor who purchased
the motor vehicle assumes the liability for reporting and
paying the tax on those amounts directly to the Department in
the same form (Illinois Retailers' Occupation Tax, and local
retailers' occupation taxes, if applicable) in which the
retailer would have reported and paid such tax if the retailer
had accounted for the tax to the Department. For amounts
received by the lessor from the lessee that are not calculated
at the time the lease is executed, the lessor must file the
return and pay the tax to the Department by the due date
otherwise required by this Act for returns other than
transaction returns. If the retailer is entitled under this
Act to a discount for collecting and remitting the tax imposed
under this Act to the Department with respect to the sale of
the motor vehicle to the lessor, then the right to the discount
provided in this Act shall be transferred to the lessor with
respect to the tax paid by the lessor for any amount received
by the lessor from the lessee for the leased vehicle that is
not calculated at the time the lease is executed; provided
that the discount is only allowed if the return is timely filed
and for amounts timely paid. The "selling price" of a motor
vehicle that is sold on or after January 1, 2015 for the
purpose of leasing for a defined period of longer than one year
shall not be reduced by the value of or credit given for
traded-in tangible personal property owned by the lessor, nor
shall it be reduced by the value of or credit given for
traded-in tangible personal property owned by the lessee,
regardless of whether the trade-in value thereof is assigned
by the lessee to the lessor. In the case of a motor vehicle
that is sold for the purpose of leasing for a defined period of
longer than one year, the sale occurs at the time of the
delivery of the vehicle, regardless of the due date of any
lease payments. A lessor who incurs a Retailers' Occupation
Tax liability on the sale of a motor vehicle coming off lease
may not take a credit against that liability for the Use Tax
the lessor paid upon the purchase of the motor vehicle (or for
any tax the lessor paid with respect to any amount received by
the lessor from the lessee for the leased vehicle that was not
calculated at the time the lease was executed) if the selling
price of the motor vehicle at the time of purchase was
calculated using the definition of "selling price" as defined
in this paragraph. Notwithstanding any other provision of this
Act to the contrary, lessors shall file all returns and make
all payments required under this paragraph to the Department
by electronic means in the manner and form as required by the
Department. This paragraph does not apply to leases of motor
vehicles for which, at the time the lease is entered into, the
term of the lease is not a defined period, including leases
with a defined initial period with the option to continue the
lease on a month-to-month or other basis beyond the initial
defined period.
The phrase "like kind and character" shall be liberally
construed (including but not limited to any form of motor
vehicle for any form of motor vehicle, or any kind of farm or
agricultural implement for any other kind of farm or
agricultural implement), while not including a kind of item
which, if sold at retail by that retailer, would be exempt from
retailers' occupation tax and use tax as an isolated or
occasional sale.
"Gross receipts" from the sales of tangible personal
property at retail means the total selling price or the amount
of such sales, as hereinbefore defined. In the case of charge
and time sales, the amount thereof shall be included only as
and when payments are received by the seller. Receipts or
other consideration derived by a seller from the sale,
transfer or assignment of accounts receivable to a wholly
owned subsidiary will not be deemed payments prior to the time
the purchaser makes payment on such accounts.
"Department" means the Department of Revenue.
"Person" means any natural individual, firm, partnership,
association, joint stock company, joint adventure, public or
private corporation, limited liability company, or a receiver,
executor, trustee, guardian or other representative appointed
by order of any court.
The isolated or occasional sale of tangible personal
property at retail by a person who does not hold himself out as
being engaged (or who does not habitually engage) in selling
such tangible personal property at retail, or a sale through a
bulk vending machine, does not constitute engaging in a
business of selling such tangible personal property at retail
within the meaning of this Act; provided that any person who is
engaged in a business which is not subject to the tax imposed
by this Act because of involving the sale of or a contract to
sell real estate or a construction contract to improve real
estate or a construction contract to engineer, install, and
maintain an integrated system of products, but who, in the
course of conducting such business, transfers tangible
personal property to users or consumers in the finished form
in which it was purchased, and which does not become real
estate or was not engineered and installed, under any
provision of a construction contract or real estate sale or
real estate sales agreement entered into with some other
person arising out of or because of such nontaxable business,
is engaged in the business of selling tangible personal
property at retail to the extent of the value of the tangible
personal property so transferred. If, in such a transaction, a
separate charge is made for the tangible personal property so
transferred, the value of such property, for the purpose of
this Act, shall be the amount so separately charged, but not
less than the cost of such property to the transferor; if no
separate charge is made, the value of such property, for the
purposes of this Act, is the cost to the transferor of such
tangible personal property. Construction contracts for the
improvement of real estate consisting of engineering,
installation, and maintenance of voice, data, video, security,
and all telecommunication systems do not constitute engaging
in a business of selling tangible personal property at retail
within the meaning of this Act if they are sold at one
specified contract price.
A person who holds himself or herself out as being engaged
(or who habitually engages) in selling tangible personal
property at retail is a person engaged in the business of
selling tangible personal property at retail hereunder with
respect to such sales (and not primarily in a service
occupation) notwithstanding the fact that such person designs
and produces such tangible personal property on special order
for the purchaser and in such a way as to render the property
of value only to such purchaser, if such tangible personal
property so produced on special order serves substantially the
same function as stock or standard items of tangible personal
property that are sold at retail.
Persons who engage in the business of transferring
tangible personal property upon the redemption of trading
stamps are engaged in the business of selling such property at
retail and shall be liable for and shall pay the tax imposed by
this Act on the basis of the retail value of the property
transferred upon redemption of such stamps.
"Bulk vending machine" means a vending machine, containing
unsorted confections, nuts, toys, or other items designed
primarily to be used or played with by children which, when a
coin or coins of a denomination not larger than $0.50 are
inserted, are dispensed in equal portions, at random and
without selection by the customer.
"Remote retailer" means a retailer that does not maintain
within this State, directly or by a subsidiary, an office,
distribution house, sales house, warehouse or other place of
business, or any agent or other representative operating
within this State under the authority of the retailer or its
subsidiary, irrespective of whether such place of business or
agent is located here permanently or temporarily or whether
such retailer or subsidiary is licensed to do business in this
State.
"Marketplace" means a physical or electronic place, forum,
platform, application, or other method by which a marketplace
seller sells or offers to sell items.
"Marketplace facilitator" means a person who, pursuant to
an agreement with an unrelated third-party marketplace seller,
directly or indirectly through one or more affiliates
facilitates a retail sale by an unrelated third party
marketplace seller by:
(1) listing or advertising for sale by the marketplace
seller in a marketplace, tangible personal property that
is subject to tax under this Act; and
(2) either directly or indirectly, through agreements
or arrangements with third parties, collecting payment
from the customer and transmitting that payment to the
marketplace seller regardless of whether the marketplace
facilitator receives compensation or other consideration
in exchange for its services.
A person who provides advertising services, including
listing products for sale, is not considered a marketplace
facilitator, so long as the advertising service platform or
forum does not engage, directly or indirectly through one or
more affiliated persons, in the activities described in
paragraph (2) of this definition of "marketplace facilitator".
"Marketplace facilitator" does not include any person
licensed under the Auction License Act. This exemption does
not apply to any person who is an Internet auction listing
service, as defined by the Auction License Act.
"Marketplace seller" means a person that makes sales
through a marketplace operated by an unrelated third party
marketplace facilitator.
(Source: P.A. 101-31, eff. 6-28-19; 101-604, eff. 1-1-20.)
(35 ILCS 120/2-5)
Sec. 2-5. Exemptions. Gross receipts from proceeds from
the sale of the following tangible personal property are
exempt from the tax imposed by this Act:
(1) Farm chemicals.
(2) Farm machinery and equipment, both new and used,
including that manufactured on special order, certified by
the purchaser to be used primarily for production
agriculture or State or federal agricultural programs,
including individual replacement parts for the machinery
and equipment, including machinery and equipment purchased
for lease, and including implements of husbandry defined
in Section 1-130 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, farm
machinery and agricultural chemical and fertilizer
spreaders, and nurse wagons required to be registered
under Section 3-809 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, but
excluding other motor vehicles required to be registered
under the Illinois Vehicle Code. Horticultural polyhouses
or hoop houses used for propagating, growing, or
overwintering plants shall be considered farm machinery
and equipment under this item (2). Agricultural chemical
tender tanks and dry boxes shall include units sold
separately from a motor vehicle required to be licensed
and units sold mounted on a motor vehicle required to be
licensed, if the selling price of the tender is separately
stated.
Farm machinery and equipment shall include precision
farming equipment that is installed or purchased to be
installed on farm machinery and equipment including, but
not limited to, tractors, harvesters, sprayers, planters,
seeders, or spreaders. Precision farming equipment
includes, but is not limited to, soil testing sensors,
computers, monitors, software, global positioning and
mapping systems, and other such equipment.
Farm machinery and equipment also includes computers,
sensors, software, and related equipment used primarily in
the computer-assisted operation of production agriculture
facilities, equipment, and activities such as, but not
limited to, the collection, monitoring, and correlation of
animal and crop data for the purpose of formulating animal
diets and agricultural chemicals. This item (2) is exempt
from the provisions of Section 2-70.
(3) Until July 1, 2003, distillation machinery and
equipment, sold as a unit or kit, assembled or installed
by the retailer, certified by the user to be used only for
the production of ethyl alcohol that will be used for
consumption as motor fuel or as a component of motor fuel
for the personal use of the user, and not subject to sale
or resale.
(4) Until July 1, 2003 and beginning again September
1, 2004 through August 30, 2014, graphic arts machinery
and equipment, including repair and replacement parts,
both new and used, and including that manufactured on
special order or purchased for lease, certified by the
purchaser to be used primarily for graphic arts
production. Equipment includes chemicals or chemicals
acting as catalysts but only if the chemicals or chemicals
acting as catalysts effect a direct and immediate change
upon a graphic arts product. Beginning on July 1, 2017,
graphic arts machinery and equipment is included in the
manufacturing and assembling machinery and equipment
exemption under paragraph (14).
(5) A motor vehicle that is used for automobile
renting, as defined in the Automobile Renting Occupation
and Use Tax Act. This paragraph is exempt from the
provisions of Section 2-70.
(6) Personal property sold by a teacher-sponsored
student organization affiliated with an elementary or
secondary school located in Illinois.
(7) Until July 1, 2003, proceeds of that portion of
the selling price of a passenger car the sale of which is
subject to the Replacement Vehicle Tax.
(8) Personal property sold to an Illinois county fair
association for use in conducting, operating, or promoting
the county fair.
(9) Personal property sold to a not-for-profit arts or
cultural organization that establishes, by proof required
by the Department by rule, that it has received an
exemption under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue
Code and that is organized and operated primarily for the
presentation or support of arts or cultural programming,
activities, or services. These organizations include, but
are not limited to, music and dramatic arts organizations
such as symphony orchestras and theatrical groups, arts
and cultural service organizations, local arts councils,
visual arts organizations, and media arts organizations.
On and after July 1, 2001 (the effective date of Public Act
92-35), however, an entity otherwise eligible for this
exemption shall not make tax-free purchases unless it has
an active identification number issued by the Department.
(10) Personal property sold by a corporation, society,
association, foundation, institution, or organization,
other than a limited liability company, that is organized
and operated as a not-for-profit service enterprise for
the benefit of persons 65 years of age or older if the
personal property was not purchased by the enterprise for
the purpose of resale by the enterprise.
(11) Personal property sold to a governmental body, to
a corporation, society, association, foundation, or
institution organized and operated exclusively for
charitable, religious, or educational purposes, or to a
not-for-profit corporation, society, association,
foundation, institution, or organization that has no
compensated officers or employees and that is organized
and operated primarily for the recreation of persons 55
years of age or older. A limited liability company may
qualify for the exemption under this paragraph only if the
limited liability company is organized and operated
exclusively for educational purposes. On and after July 1,
1987, however, no entity otherwise eligible for this
exemption shall make tax-free purchases unless it has an
active identification number issued by the Department.
(12) (Blank).
(12-5) On and after July 1, 2003 and through June 30,
2004, motor vehicles of the second division with a gross
vehicle weight in excess of 8,000 pounds that are subject
to the commercial distribution fee imposed under Section
3-815.1 of the Illinois Vehicle Code. Beginning on July 1,
2004 and through June 30, 2005, the use in this State of
motor vehicles of the second division: (i) with a gross
vehicle weight rating in excess of 8,000 pounds; (ii) that
are subject to the commercial distribution fee imposed
under Section 3-815.1 of the Illinois Vehicle Code; and
(iii) that are primarily used for commercial purposes.
Through June 30, 2005, this exemption applies to repair
and replacement parts added after the initial purchase of
such a motor vehicle if that motor vehicle is used in a
manner that would qualify for the rolling stock exemption
otherwise provided for in this Act. For purposes of this
paragraph, "used for commercial purposes" means the
transportation of persons or property in furtherance of
any commercial or industrial enterprise whether for-hire
or not.
(13) Proceeds from sales to owners, lessors, or
shippers of tangible personal property that is utilized by
interstate carriers for hire for use as rolling stock
moving in interstate commerce and equipment operated by a
telecommunications provider, licensed as a common carrier
by the Federal Communications Commission, which is
permanently installed in or affixed to aircraft moving in
interstate commerce.
(14) Machinery and equipment that will be used by the
purchaser, or a lessee of the purchaser, primarily in the
process of manufacturing or assembling tangible personal
property for wholesale or retail sale or lease, whether
the sale or lease is made directly by the manufacturer or
by some other person, whether the materials used in the
process are owned by the manufacturer or some other
person, or whether the sale or lease is made apart from or
as an incident to the seller's engaging in the service
occupation of producing machines, tools, dies, jigs,
patterns, gauges, or other similar items of no commercial
value on special order for a particular purchaser. The
exemption provided by this paragraph (14) does not include
machinery and equipment used in (i) the generation of
electricity for wholesale or retail sale; (ii) the
generation or treatment of natural or artificial gas for
wholesale or retail sale that is delivered to customers
through pipes, pipelines, or mains; or (iii) the treatment
of water for wholesale or retail sale that is delivered to
customers through pipes, pipelines, or mains. The
provisions of Public Act 98-583 are declaratory of
existing law as to the meaning and scope of this
exemption. Beginning on July 1, 2017, the exemption
provided by this paragraph (14) includes, but is not
limited to, graphic arts machinery and equipment, as
defined in paragraph (4) of this Section.
(15) Proceeds of mandatory service charges separately
stated on customers' bills for purchase and consumption of
food and beverages, to the extent that the proceeds of the
service charge are in fact turned over as tips or as a
substitute for tips to the employees who participate
directly in preparing, serving, hosting or cleaning up the
food or beverage function with respect to which the
service charge is imposed.
(16) Tangible personal property sold to a purchaser if
the purchaser is exempt from use tax by operation of
federal law. This paragraph is exempt from the provisions
of Section 2-70.
(17) Tangible personal property sold to a common
carrier by rail or motor that receives the physical
possession of the property in Illinois and that transports
the property, or shares with another common carrier in the
transportation of the property, out of Illinois on a
standard uniform bill of lading showing the seller of the
property as the shipper or consignor of the property to a
destination outside Illinois, for use outside Illinois.
(18) Legal tender, currency, medallions, or gold or
silver coinage issued by the State of Illinois, the
government of the United States of America, or the
government of any foreign country, and bullion.
(19) Until July 1, 2003, oil field exploration,
drilling, and production equipment, including (i) rigs and
parts of rigs, rotary rigs, cable tool rigs, and workover
rigs, (ii) pipe and tubular goods, including casing and
drill strings, (iii) pumps and pump-jack units, (iv)
storage tanks and flow lines, (v) any individual
replacement part for oil field exploration, drilling, and
production equipment, and (vi) machinery and equipment
purchased for lease; but excluding motor vehicles required
to be registered under the Illinois Vehicle Code.
(20) Photoprocessing machinery and equipment,
including repair and replacement parts, both new and used,
including that manufactured on special order, certified by
the purchaser to be used primarily for photoprocessing,
and including photoprocessing machinery and equipment
purchased for lease.
(21) Until July 1, 2023, coal and aggregate
exploration, mining, off-highway hauling, processing,
maintenance, and reclamation equipment, including
replacement parts and equipment, and including equipment
purchased for lease, but excluding motor vehicles required
to be registered under the Illinois Vehicle Code. The
changes made to this Section by Public Act 97-767 apply on
and after July 1, 2003, but no claim for credit or refund
is allowed on or after August 16, 2013 (the effective date
of Public Act 98-456) for such taxes paid during the
period beginning July 1, 2003 and ending on August 16,
2013 (the effective date of Public Act 98-456).
(22) Until June 30, 2013, fuel and petroleum products
sold to or used by an air carrier, certified by the carrier
to be used for consumption, shipment, or storage in the
conduct of its business as an air common carrier, for a
flight destined for or returning from a location or
locations outside the United States without regard to
previous or subsequent domestic stopovers.
Beginning July 1, 2013, fuel and petroleum products
sold to or used by an air carrier, certified by the carrier
to be used for consumption, shipment, or storage in the
conduct of its business as an air common carrier, for a
flight that (i) is engaged in foreign trade or is engaged
in trade between the United States and any of its
possessions and (ii) transports at least one individual or
package for hire from the city of origination to the city
of final destination on the same aircraft, without regard
to a change in the flight number of that aircraft.
(23) A transaction in which the purchase order is
received by a florist who is located outside Illinois, but
who has a florist located in Illinois deliver the property
to the purchaser or the purchaser's donee in Illinois.
(24) Fuel consumed or used in the operation of ships,
barges, or vessels that are used primarily in or for the
transportation of property or the conveyance of persons
for hire on rivers bordering on this State if the fuel is
delivered by the seller to the purchaser's barge, ship, or
vessel while it is afloat upon that bordering river.
(25) Except as provided in item (25-5) of this
Section, a motor vehicle sold in this State to a
nonresident even though the motor vehicle is delivered to
the nonresident in this State, if the motor vehicle is not
to be titled in this State, and if a drive-away permit is
issued to the motor vehicle as provided in Section 3-603
of the Illinois Vehicle Code or if the nonresident
purchaser has vehicle registration plates to transfer to
the motor vehicle upon returning to his or her home state.
The issuance of the drive-away permit or having the
out-of-state registration plates to be transferred is
prima facie evidence that the motor vehicle will not be
titled in this State.
(25-5) The exemption under item (25) does not apply if
the state in which the motor vehicle will be titled does
not allow a reciprocal exemption for a motor vehicle sold
and delivered in that state to an Illinois resident but
titled in Illinois. The tax collected under this Act on
the sale of a motor vehicle in this State to a resident of
another state that does not allow a reciprocal exemption
shall be imposed at a rate equal to the state's rate of tax
on taxable property in the state in which the purchaser is
a resident, except that the tax shall not exceed the tax
that would otherwise be imposed under this Act. At the
time of the sale, the purchaser shall execute a statement,
signed under penalty of perjury, of his or her intent to
title the vehicle in the state in which the purchaser is a
resident within 30 days after the sale and of the fact of
the payment to the State of Illinois of tax in an amount
equivalent to the state's rate of tax on taxable property
in his or her state of residence and shall submit the
statement to the appropriate tax collection agency in his
or her state of residence. In addition, the retailer must
retain a signed copy of the statement in his or her
records. Nothing in this item shall be construed to
require the removal of the vehicle from this state
following the filing of an intent to title the vehicle in
the purchaser's state of residence if the purchaser titles
the vehicle in his or her state of residence within 30 days
after the date of sale. The tax collected under this Act in
accordance with this item (25-5) shall be proportionately
distributed as if the tax were collected at the 6.25%
general rate imposed under this Act.
(25-7) Beginning on July 1, 2007, no tax is imposed
under this Act on the sale of an aircraft, as defined in
Section 3 of the Illinois Aeronautics Act, if all of the
following conditions are met:
(1) the aircraft leaves this State within 15 days
after the later of either the issuance of the final
billing for the sale of the aircraft, or the
authorized approval for return to service, completion
of the maintenance record entry, and completion of the
test flight and ground test for inspection, as
required by 14 C.F.R. 91.407;
(2) the aircraft is not based or registered in
this State after the sale of the aircraft; and
(3) the seller retains in his or her books and
records and provides to the Department a signed and
dated certification from the purchaser, on a form
prescribed by the Department, certifying that the
requirements of this item (25-7) are met. The
certificate must also include the name and address of
the purchaser, the address of the location where the
aircraft is to be titled or registered, the address of
the primary physical location of the aircraft, and
other information that the Department may reasonably
require.
For purposes of this item (25-7):
"Based in this State" means hangared, stored, or
otherwise used, excluding post-sale customizations as
defined in this Section, for 10 or more days in each
12-month period immediately following the date of the sale
of the aircraft.
"Registered in this State" means an aircraft
registered with the Department of Transportation,
Aeronautics Division, or titled or registered with the
Federal Aviation Administration to an address located in
this State.
This paragraph (25-7) is exempt from the provisions of
Section 2-70.
(26) Semen used for artificial insemination of
livestock for direct agricultural production.
(27) Horses, or interests in horses, registered with
and meeting the requirements of any of the Arabian Horse
Club Registry of America, Appaloosa Horse Club, American
Quarter Horse Association, United States Trotting
Association, or Jockey Club, as appropriate, used for
purposes of breeding or racing for prizes. This item (27)
is exempt from the provisions of Section 2-70, and the
exemption provided for under this item (27) applies for
all periods beginning May 30, 1995, but no claim for
credit or refund is allowed on or after January 1, 2008
(the effective date of Public Act 95-88) for such taxes
paid during the period beginning May 30, 2000 and ending
on January 1, 2008 (the effective date of Public Act
95-88).
(28) Computers and communications equipment utilized
for any hospital purpose and equipment used in the
diagnosis, analysis, or treatment of hospital patients
sold to a lessor who leases the equipment, under a lease of
one year or longer executed or in effect at the time of the
purchase, to a hospital that has been issued an active tax
exemption identification number by the Department under
Section 1g of this Act.
(29) Personal property sold to a lessor who leases the
property, under a lease of one year or longer executed or
in effect at the time of the purchase, to a governmental
body that has been issued an active tax exemption
identification number by the Department under Section 1g
of this Act.
(30) Beginning with taxable years ending on or after
December 31, 1995 and ending with taxable years ending on
or before December 31, 2004, personal property that is
donated for disaster relief to be used in a State or
federally declared disaster area in Illinois or bordering
Illinois by a manufacturer or retailer that is registered
in this State to a corporation, society, association,
foundation, or institution that has been issued a sales
tax exemption identification number by the Department that
assists victims of the disaster who reside within the
declared disaster area.
(31) Beginning with taxable years ending on or after
December 31, 1995 and ending with taxable years ending on
or before December 31, 2004, personal property that is
used in the performance of infrastructure repairs in this
State, including but not limited to municipal roads and
streets, access roads, bridges, sidewalks, waste disposal
systems, water and sewer line extensions, water
distribution and purification facilities, storm water
drainage and retention facilities, and sewage treatment
facilities, resulting from a State or federally declared
disaster in Illinois or bordering Illinois when such
repairs are initiated on facilities located in the
declared disaster area within 6 months after the disaster.
(32) Beginning July 1, 1999, game or game birds sold
at a "game breeding and hunting preserve area" as that
term is used in the Wildlife Code. This paragraph is
exempt from the provisions of Section 2-70.
(33) A motor vehicle, as that term is defined in
Section 1-146 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, that is
donated to a corporation, limited liability company,
society, association, foundation, or institution that is
determined by the Department to be organized and operated
exclusively for educational purposes. For purposes of this
exemption, "a corporation, limited liability company,
society, association, foundation, or institution organized
and operated exclusively for educational purposes" means
all tax-supported public schools, private schools that
offer systematic instruction in useful branches of
learning by methods common to public schools and that
compare favorably in their scope and intensity with the
course of study presented in tax-supported schools, and
vocational or technical schools or institutes organized
and operated exclusively to provide a course of study of
not less than 6 weeks duration and designed to prepare
individuals to follow a trade or to pursue a manual,
technical, mechanical, industrial, business, or commercial
occupation.
(34) Beginning January 1, 2000, personal property,
including food, purchased through fundraising events for
the benefit of a public or private elementary or secondary
school, a group of those schools, or one or more school
districts if the events are sponsored by an entity
recognized by the school district that consists primarily
of volunteers and includes parents and teachers of the
school children. This paragraph does not apply to
fundraising events (i) for the benefit of private home
instruction or (ii) for which the fundraising entity
purchases the personal property sold at the events from
another individual or entity that sold the property for
the purpose of resale by the fundraising entity and that
profits from the sale to the fundraising entity. This
paragraph is exempt from the provisions of Section 2-70.
(35) Beginning January 1, 2000 and through December
31, 2001, new or used automatic vending machines that
prepare and serve hot food and beverages, including
coffee, soup, and other items, and replacement parts for
these machines. Beginning January 1, 2002 and through June
30, 2003, machines and parts for machines used in
commercial, coin-operated amusement and vending business
if a use or occupation tax is paid on the gross receipts
derived from the use of the commercial, coin-operated
amusement and vending machines. This paragraph is exempt
from the provisions of Section 2-70.
(35-5) Beginning August 23, 2001 and through June 30,
2016, food for human consumption that is to be consumed
off the premises where it is sold (other than alcoholic
beverages, soft drinks, and food that has been prepared
for immediate consumption) and prescription and
nonprescription medicines, drugs, medical appliances, and
insulin, urine testing materials, syringes, and needles
used by diabetics, for human use, when purchased for use
by a person receiving medical assistance under Article V
of the Illinois Public Aid Code who resides in a licensed
long-term care facility, as defined in the Nursing Home
Care Act, or a licensed facility as defined in the ID/DD
Community Care Act, the MC/DD Act, or the Specialized
Mental Health Rehabilitation Act of 2013.
(36) Beginning August 2, 2001, computers and
communications equipment utilized for any hospital purpose
and equipment used in the diagnosis, analysis, or
treatment of hospital patients sold to a lessor who leases
the equipment, under a lease of one year or longer
executed or in effect at the time of the purchase, to a
hospital that has been issued an active tax exemption
identification number by the Department under Section 1g
of this Act. This paragraph is exempt from the provisions
of Section 2-70.
(37) Beginning August 2, 2001, personal property sold
to a lessor who leases the property, under a lease of one
year or longer executed or in effect at the time of the
purchase, to a governmental body that has been issued an
active tax exemption identification number by the
Department under Section 1g of this Act. This paragraph is
exempt from the provisions of Section 2-70.
(38) Beginning on January 1, 2002 and through June 30,
2016, tangible personal property purchased from an
Illinois retailer by a taxpayer engaged in centralized
purchasing activities in Illinois who will, upon receipt
of the property in Illinois, temporarily store the
property in Illinois (i) for the purpose of subsequently
transporting it outside this State for use or consumption
thereafter solely outside this State or (ii) for the
purpose of being processed, fabricated, or manufactured
into, attached to, or incorporated into other tangible
personal property to be transported outside this State and
thereafter used or consumed solely outside this State. The
Director of Revenue shall, pursuant to rules adopted in
accordance with the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act,
issue a permit to any taxpayer in good standing with the
Department who is eligible for the exemption under this
paragraph (38). The permit issued under this paragraph
(38) shall authorize the holder, to the extent and in the
manner specified in the rules adopted under this Act, to
purchase tangible personal property from a retailer exempt
from the taxes imposed by this Act. Taxpayers shall
maintain all necessary books and records to substantiate
the use and consumption of all such tangible personal
property outside of the State of Illinois.
(39) Beginning January 1, 2008, tangible personal
property used in the construction or maintenance of a
community water supply, as defined under Section 3.145 of
the Environmental Protection Act, that is operated by a
not-for-profit corporation that holds a valid water supply
permit issued under Title IV of the Environmental
Protection Act. This paragraph is exempt from the
provisions of Section 2-70.
(40) Beginning January 1, 2010 and continuing through
December 31, 2024, materials, parts, equipment,
components, and furnishings incorporated into or upon an
aircraft as part of the modification, refurbishment,
completion, replacement, repair, or maintenance of the
aircraft. This exemption includes consumable supplies used
in the modification, refurbishment, completion,
replacement, repair, and maintenance of aircraft, but
excludes any materials, parts, equipment, components, and
consumable supplies used in the modification, replacement,
repair, and maintenance of aircraft engines or power
plants, whether such engines or power plants are installed
or uninstalled upon any such aircraft. "Consumable
supplies" include, but are not limited to, adhesive, tape,
sandpaper, general purpose lubricants, cleaning solution,
latex gloves, and protective films. This exemption applies
only to the sale of qualifying tangible personal property
to persons who modify, refurbish, complete, replace, or
maintain an aircraft and who (i) hold an Air Agency
Certificate and are empowered to operate an approved
repair station by the Federal Aviation Administration,
(ii) have a Class IV Rating, and (iii) conduct operations
in accordance with Part 145 of the Federal Aviation
Regulations. The exemption does not include aircraft
operated by a commercial air carrier providing scheduled
passenger air service pursuant to authority issued under
Part 121 or Part 129 of the Federal Aviation Regulations.
The changes made to this paragraph (40) by Public Act
98-534 are declarative of existing law. It is the intent
of the General Assembly that the exemption under this
paragraph (40) applies continuously from January 1, 2010
through December 31, 2024; however, no claim for credit or
refund is allowed for taxes paid as a result of the
disallowance of this exemption on or after January 1, 2015
and prior to the effective date of this amendatory Act of
the 101st General Assembly.
(41) Tangible personal property sold to a
public-facilities corporation, as described in Section
11-65-10 of the Illinois Municipal Code, for purposes of
constructing or furnishing a municipal convention hall,
but only if the legal title to the municipal convention
hall is transferred to the municipality without any
further consideration by or on behalf of the municipality
at the time of the completion of the municipal convention
hall or upon the retirement or redemption of any bonds or
other debt instruments issued by the public-facilities
corporation in connection with the development of the
municipal convention hall. This exemption includes
existing public-facilities corporations as provided in
Section 11-65-25 of the Illinois Municipal Code. This
paragraph is exempt from the provisions of Section 2-70.
(42) Beginning January 1, 2017, menstrual pads,
tampons, and menstrual cups.
(43) Merchandise that is subject to the Rental
Purchase Agreement Occupation and Use Tax. The purchaser
must certify that the item is purchased to be rented
subject to a rental purchase agreement, as defined in the
Rental Purchase Agreement Act, and provide proof of
registration under the Rental Purchase Agreement
Occupation and Use Tax Act. This paragraph is exempt from
the provisions of Section 2-70.
(44) Qualified tangible personal property used in the
construction or operation of a data center that has been
granted a certificate of exemption by the Department of
Commerce and Economic Opportunity, whether that tangible
personal property is purchased by the owner, operator, or
tenant of the data center or by a contractor or
subcontractor of the owner, operator, or tenant. Data
centers that would have qualified for a certificate of
exemption prior to January 1, 2020 had this amendatory Act
of the 101st General Assembly been in effect, may apply
for and obtain an exemption for subsequent purchases of
computer equipment or enabling software purchased or
leased to upgrade, supplement, or replace computer
equipment or enabling software purchased or leased in the
original investment that would have qualified.
The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
shall grant a certificate of exemption under this item
(44) to qualified data centers as defined by Section
605-1025 of the Department of Commerce and Economic
Opportunity Law of the Civil Administrative Code of
Illinois.
For the purposes of this item (44):
"Data center" means a building or a series of
buildings rehabilitated or constructed to house
working servers in one physical location or multiple
sites within the State of Illinois.
"Qualified tangible personal property" means:
electrical systems and equipment; climate control and
chilling equipment and systems; mechanical systems and
equipment; monitoring and secure systems; emergency
generators; hardware; computers; servers; data storage
devices; network connectivity equipment; racks;
cabinets; telecommunications cabling infrastructure;
raised floor systems; peripheral components or
systems; software; mechanical, electrical, or plumbing
systems; battery systems; cooling systems and towers;
temperature control systems; other cabling; and other
data center infrastructure equipment and systems
necessary to operate qualified tangible personal
property, including fixtures; and component parts of
any of the foregoing, including installation,
maintenance, repair, refurbishment, and replacement of
qualified tangible personal property to generate,
transform, transmit, distribute, or manage electricity
necessary to operate qualified tangible personal
property; and all other tangible personal property
that is essential to the operations of a computer data
center. The term "qualified tangible personal
property" also includes building materials physically
incorporated in to the qualifying data center. To
document the exemption allowed under this Section, the
retailer must obtain from the purchaser a copy of the
certificate of eligibility issued by the Department of
Commerce and Economic Opportunity.
This item (44) is exempt from the provisions of
Section 2-70.
(45) Beginning January 1, 2020 and through December
31, 2020, sales of tangible personal property made by a
marketplace seller over a marketplace for which tax is due
under this Act but for which use tax has been collected and
remitted to the Department by a marketplace facilitator
under Section 2d of the Use Tax Act are exempt from tax
under this Act. A marketplace seller claiming this
exemption shall maintain books and records demonstrating
that the use tax on such sales has been collected and
remitted by a marketplace facilitator. Marketplace sellers
that have properly remitted tax under this Act on such
sales may file a claim for credit as provided in Section 6
of this Act. No claim is allowed, however, for such taxes
for which a credit or refund has been issued to the
marketplace facilitator under the Use Tax Act, or for
which the marketplace facilitator has filed a claim for
credit or refund under the Use Tax Act.
(Source: P.A. 100-22, eff. 7-6-17; 100-321, eff. 8-24-17;
100-437, eff. 1-1-18; 100-594, eff. 6-29-18; 100-863, eff.
8-14-18; 100-1171, eff. 1-4-19; 101-31, eff. 6-28-19; 101-81,
eff. 7-12-19; 101-629, eff. 2-5-20.)
(35 ILCS 120/3) (from Ch. 120, par. 442)
Sec. 3. Except as provided in this Section, on or before
the twentieth day of each calendar month, every person engaged
in the business of selling tangible personal property at
retail in this State during the preceding calendar month shall
file a return with the Department, stating:
1. The name of the seller;
2. His residence address and the address of his
principal place of business and the address of the
principal place of business (if that is a different
address) from which he engages in the business of selling
tangible personal property at retail in this State;
3. Total amount of receipts received by him during the
preceding calendar month or quarter, as the case may be,
from sales of tangible personal property, and from
services furnished, by him during such preceding calendar
month or quarter;
4. Total amount received by him during the preceding
calendar month or quarter on charge and time sales of
tangible personal property, and from services furnished,
by him prior to the month or quarter for which the return
is filed;
5. Deductions allowed by law;
6. Gross receipts which were received by him during
the preceding calendar month or quarter and upon the basis
of which the tax is imposed;
7. The amount of credit provided in Section 2d of this
Act;
8. The amount of tax due;
9. The signature of the taxpayer; and
10. Such other reasonable information as the
Department may require.
On and after January 1, 2018, except for returns for motor
vehicles, watercraft, aircraft, and trailers that are required
to be registered with an agency of this State, with respect to
retailers whose annual gross receipts average $20,000 or more,
all returns required to be filed pursuant to this Act shall be
filed electronically. Retailers who demonstrate that they do
not have access to the Internet or demonstrate hardship in
filing electronically may petition the Department to waive the
electronic filing requirement.
If a taxpayer fails to sign a return within 30 days after
the proper notice and demand for signature by the Department,
the return shall be considered valid and any amount shown to be
due on the return shall be deemed assessed.
Each return shall be accompanied by the statement of
prepaid tax issued pursuant to Section 2e for which credit is
claimed.
Prior to October 1, 2003, and on and after September 1,
2004 a retailer may accept a Manufacturer's Purchase Credit
certification from a purchaser in satisfaction of Use Tax as
provided in Section 3-85 of the Use Tax Act if the purchaser
provides the appropriate documentation as required by Section
3-85 of the Use Tax Act. A Manufacturer's Purchase Credit
certification, accepted by a retailer prior to October 1, 2003
and on and after September 1, 2004 as provided in Section 3-85
of the Use Tax Act, may be used by that retailer to satisfy
Retailers' Occupation Tax liability in the amount claimed in
the certification, not to exceed 6.25% of the receipts subject
to tax from a qualifying purchase. A Manufacturer's Purchase
Credit reported on any original or amended return filed under
this Act after October 20, 2003 for reporting periods prior to
September 1, 2004 shall be disallowed. Manufacturer's
Purchaser Credit reported on annual returns due on or after
January 1, 2005 will be disallowed for periods prior to
September 1, 2004. No Manufacturer's Purchase Credit may be
used after September 30, 2003 through August 31, 2004 to
satisfy any tax liability imposed under this Act, including
any audit liability.
The Department may require returns to be filed on a
quarterly basis. If so required, a return for each calendar
quarter shall be filed on or before the twentieth day of the
calendar month following the end of such calendar quarter. The
taxpayer shall also file a return with the Department for each
of the first two months of each calendar quarter, on or before
the twentieth day of the following calendar month, stating:
1. The name of the seller;
2. The address of the principal place of business from
which he engages in the business of selling tangible
personal property at retail in this State;
3. The total amount of taxable receipts received by
him during the preceding calendar month from sales of
tangible personal property by him during such preceding
calendar month, including receipts from charge and time
sales, but less all deductions allowed by law;
4. The amount of credit provided in Section 2d of this
Act;
5. The amount of tax due; and
6. Such other reasonable information as the Department
may require.
Every person engaged in the business of selling aviation
fuel at retail in this State during the preceding calendar
month shall, instead of reporting and paying tax as otherwise
required by this Section, report and pay such tax on a separate
aviation fuel tax return. The requirements related to the
return shall be as otherwise provided in this Section.
Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Act to the
contrary, retailers selling aviation fuel shall file all
aviation fuel tax returns and shall make all aviation fuel tax
payments by electronic means in the manner and form required
by the Department. For purposes of this Section, "aviation
fuel" means jet fuel and aviation gasoline.
Beginning on October 1, 2003, any person who is not a
licensed distributor, importing distributor, or manufacturer,
as defined in the Liquor Control Act of 1934, but is engaged in
the business of selling, at retail, alcoholic liquor shall
file a statement with the Department of Revenue, in a format
and at a time prescribed by the Department, showing the total
amount paid for alcoholic liquor purchased during the
preceding month and such other information as is reasonably
required by the Department. The Department may adopt rules to
require that this statement be filed in an electronic or
telephonic format. Such rules may provide for exceptions from
the filing requirements of this paragraph. For the purposes of
this paragraph, the term "alcoholic liquor" shall have the
meaning prescribed in the Liquor Control Act of 1934.
Beginning on October 1, 2003, every distributor, importing
distributor, and manufacturer of alcoholic liquor as defined
in the Liquor Control Act of 1934, shall file a statement with
the Department of Revenue, no later than the 10th day of the
month for the preceding month during which transactions
occurred, by electronic means, showing the total amount of
gross receipts from the sale of alcoholic liquor sold or
distributed during the preceding month to purchasers;
identifying the purchaser to whom it was sold or distributed;
the purchaser's tax registration number; and such other
information reasonably required by the Department. A
distributor, importing distributor, or manufacturer of
alcoholic liquor must personally deliver, mail, or provide by
electronic means to each retailer listed on the monthly
statement a report containing a cumulative total of that
distributor's, importing distributor's, or manufacturer's
total sales of alcoholic liquor to that retailer no later than
the 10th day of the month for the preceding month during which
the transaction occurred. The distributor, importing
distributor, or manufacturer shall notify the retailer as to
the method by which the distributor, importing distributor, or
manufacturer will provide the sales information. If the
retailer is unable to receive the sales information by
electronic means, the distributor, importing distributor, or
manufacturer shall furnish the sales information by personal
delivery or by mail. For purposes of this paragraph, the term
"electronic means" includes, but is not limited to, the use of
a secure Internet website, e-mail, or facsimile.
If a total amount of less than $1 is payable, refundable or
creditable, such amount shall be disregarded if it is less
than 50 cents and shall be increased to $1 if it is 50 cents or
more.
Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act to the
contrary, retailers subject to tax on cannabis shall file all
cannabis tax returns and shall make all cannabis tax payments
by electronic means in the manner and form required by the
Department.
Beginning October 1, 1993, a taxpayer who has an average
monthly tax liability of $150,000 or more shall make all
payments required by rules of the Department by electronic
funds transfer. Beginning October 1, 1994, a taxpayer who has
an average monthly tax liability of $100,000 or more shall
make all payments required by rules of the Department by
electronic funds transfer. Beginning October 1, 1995, a
taxpayer who has an average monthly tax liability of $50,000
or more shall make all payments required by rules of the
Department by electronic funds transfer. Beginning October 1,
2000, a taxpayer who has an annual tax liability of $200,000 or
more shall make all payments required by rules of the
Department by electronic funds transfer. The term "annual tax
liability" shall be the sum of the taxpayer's liabilities
under this Act, and under all other State and local occupation
and use tax laws administered by the Department, for the
immediately preceding calendar year. The term "average monthly
tax liability" shall be the sum of the taxpayer's liabilities
under this Act, and under all other State and local occupation
and use tax laws administered by the Department, for the
immediately preceding calendar year divided by 12. Beginning
on October 1, 2002, a taxpayer who has a tax liability in the
amount set forth in subsection (b) of Section 2505-210 of the
Department of Revenue Law shall make all payments required by
rules of the Department by electronic funds transfer.
Before August 1 of each year beginning in 1993, the
Department shall notify all taxpayers required to make
payments by electronic funds transfer. All taxpayers required
to make payments by electronic funds transfer shall make those
payments for a minimum of one year beginning on October 1.
Any taxpayer not required to make payments by electronic
funds transfer may make payments by electronic funds transfer
with the permission of the Department.
All taxpayers required to make payment by electronic funds
transfer and any taxpayers authorized to voluntarily make
payments by electronic funds transfer shall make those
payments in the manner authorized by the Department.
The Department shall adopt such rules as are necessary to
effectuate a program of electronic funds transfer and the
requirements of this Section.
Any amount which is required to be shown or reported on any
return or other document under this Act shall, if such amount
is not a whole-dollar amount, be increased to the nearest
whole-dollar amount in any case where the fractional part of a
dollar is 50 cents or more, and decreased to the nearest
whole-dollar amount where the fractional part of a dollar is
less than 50 cents.
If the retailer is otherwise required to file a monthly
return and if the retailer's average monthly tax liability to
the Department does not exceed $200, the Department may
authorize his returns to be filed on a quarter annual basis,
with the return for January, February and March of a given year
being due by April 20 of such year; with the return for April,
May and June of a given year being due by July 20 of such year;
with the return for July, August and September of a given year
being due by October 20 of such year, and with the return for
October, November and December of a given year being due by
January 20 of the following year.
If the retailer is otherwise required to file a monthly or
quarterly return and if the retailer's average monthly tax
liability with the Department does not exceed $50, the
Department may authorize his returns to be filed on an annual
basis, with the return for a given year being due by January 20
of the following year.
Such quarter annual and annual returns, as to form and
substance, shall be subject to the same requirements as
monthly returns.
Notwithstanding any other provision in this Act concerning
the time within which a retailer may file his return, in the
case of any retailer who ceases to engage in a kind of business
which makes him responsible for filing returns under this Act,
such retailer shall file a final return under this Act with the
Department not more than one month after discontinuing such
business.
Where the same person has more than one business
registered with the Department under separate registrations
under this Act, such person may not file each return that is
due as a single return covering all such registered
businesses, but shall file separate returns for each such
registered business.
In addition, with respect to motor vehicles, watercraft,
aircraft, and trailers that are required to be registered with
an agency of this State, except as otherwise provided in this
Section, every retailer selling this kind of tangible personal
property shall file, with the Department, upon a form to be
prescribed and supplied by the Department, a separate return
for each such item of tangible personal property which the
retailer sells, except that if, in the same transaction, (i) a
retailer of aircraft, watercraft, motor vehicles or trailers
transfers more than one aircraft, watercraft, motor vehicle or
trailer to another aircraft, watercraft, motor vehicle
retailer or trailer retailer for the purpose of resale or (ii)
a retailer of aircraft, watercraft, motor vehicles, or
trailers transfers more than one aircraft, watercraft, motor
vehicle, or trailer to a purchaser for use as a qualifying
rolling stock as provided in Section 2-5 of this Act, then that
seller may report the transfer of all aircraft, watercraft,
motor vehicles or trailers involved in that transaction to the
Department on the same uniform invoice-transaction reporting
return form. For purposes of this Section, "watercraft" means
a Class 2, Class 3, or Class 4 watercraft as defined in Section
3-2 of the Boat Registration and Safety Act, a personal
watercraft, or any boat equipped with an inboard motor.
In addition, with respect to motor vehicles, watercraft,
aircraft, and trailers that are required to be registered with
an agency of this State, every person who is engaged in the
business of leasing or renting such items and who, in
connection with such business, sells any such item to a
retailer for the purpose of resale is, notwithstanding any
other provision of this Section to the contrary, authorized to
meet the return-filing requirement of this Act by reporting
the transfer of all the aircraft, watercraft, motor vehicles,
or trailers transferred for resale during a month to the
Department on the same uniform invoice-transaction reporting
return form on or before the 20th of the month following the
month in which the transfer takes place. Notwithstanding any
other provision of this Act to the contrary, all returns filed
under this paragraph must be filed by electronic means in the
manner and form as required by the Department.
Any retailer who sells only motor vehicles, watercraft,
aircraft, or trailers that are required to be registered with
an agency of this State, so that all retailers' occupation tax
liability is required to be reported, and is reported, on such
transaction reporting returns and who is not otherwise
required to file monthly or quarterly returns, need not file
monthly or quarterly returns. However, those retailers shall
be required to file returns on an annual basis.
The transaction reporting return, in the case of motor
vehicles or trailers that are required to be registered with
an agency of this State, shall be the same document as the
Uniform Invoice referred to in Section 5-402 of the Illinois
Vehicle Code and must show the name and address of the seller;
the name and address of the purchaser; the amount of the
selling price including the amount allowed by the retailer for
traded-in property, if any; the amount allowed by the retailer
for the traded-in tangible personal property, if any, to the
extent to which Section 1 of this Act allows an exemption for
the value of traded-in property; the balance payable after
deducting such trade-in allowance from the total selling
price; the amount of tax due from the retailer with respect to
such transaction; the amount of tax collected from the
purchaser by the retailer on such transaction (or satisfactory
evidence that such tax is not due in that particular instance,
if that is claimed to be the fact); the place and date of the
sale; a sufficient identification of the property sold; such
other information as is required in Section 5-402 of the
Illinois Vehicle Code, and such other information as the
Department may reasonably require.
The transaction reporting return in the case of watercraft
or aircraft must show the name and address of the seller; the
name and address of the purchaser; the amount of the selling
price including the amount allowed by the retailer for
traded-in property, if any; the amount allowed by the retailer
for the traded-in tangible personal property, if any, to the
extent to which Section 1 of this Act allows an exemption for
the value of traded-in property; the balance payable after
deducting such trade-in allowance from the total selling
price; the amount of tax due from the retailer with respect to
such transaction; the amount of tax collected from the
purchaser by the retailer on such transaction (or satisfactory
evidence that such tax is not due in that particular instance,
if that is claimed to be the fact); the place and date of the
sale, a sufficient identification of the property sold, and
such other information as the Department may reasonably
require.
Such transaction reporting return shall be filed not later
than 20 days after the day of delivery of the item that is
being sold, but may be filed by the retailer at any time sooner
than that if he chooses to do so. The transaction reporting
return and tax remittance or proof of exemption from the
Illinois use tax may be transmitted to the Department by way of
the State agency with which, or State officer with whom the
tangible personal property must be titled or registered (if
titling or registration is required) if the Department and
such agency or State officer determine that this procedure
will expedite the processing of applications for title or
registration.
With each such transaction reporting return, the retailer
shall remit the proper amount of tax due (or shall submit
satisfactory evidence that the sale is not taxable if that is
the case), to the Department or its agents, whereupon the
Department shall issue, in the purchaser's name, a use tax
receipt (or a certificate of exemption if the Department is
satisfied that the particular sale is tax exempt) which such
purchaser may submit to the agency with which, or State
officer with whom, he must title or register the tangible
personal property that is involved (if titling or registration
is required) in support of such purchaser's application for an
Illinois certificate or other evidence of title or
registration to such tangible personal property.
No retailer's failure or refusal to remit tax under this
Act precludes a user, who has paid the proper tax to the
retailer, from obtaining his certificate of title or other
evidence of title or registration (if titling or registration
is required) upon satisfying the Department that such user has
paid the proper tax (if tax is due) to the retailer. The
Department shall adopt appropriate rules to carry out the
mandate of this paragraph.
If the user who would otherwise pay tax to the retailer
wants the transaction reporting return filed and the payment
of the tax or proof of exemption made to the Department before
the retailer is willing to take these actions and such user has
not paid the tax to the retailer, such user may certify to the
fact of such delay by the retailer and may (upon the Department
being satisfied of the truth of such certification) transmit
the information required by the transaction reporting return
and the remittance for tax or proof of exemption directly to
the Department and obtain his tax receipt or exemption
determination, in which event the transaction reporting return
and tax remittance (if a tax payment was required) shall be
credited by the Department to the proper retailer's account
with the Department, but without the 2.1% or 1.75% discount
provided for in this Section being allowed. When the user pays
the tax directly to the Department, he shall pay the tax in the
same amount and in the same form in which it would be remitted
if the tax had been remitted to the Department by the retailer.
Refunds made by the seller during the preceding return
period to purchasers, on account of tangible personal property
returned to the seller, shall be allowed as a deduction under
subdivision 5 of his monthly or quarterly return, as the case
may be, in case the seller had theretofore included the
receipts from the sale of such tangible personal property in a
return filed by him and had paid the tax imposed by this Act
with respect to such receipts.
Where the seller is a corporation, the return filed on
behalf of such corporation shall be signed by the president,
vice-president, secretary or treasurer or by the properly
accredited agent of such corporation.
Where the seller is a limited liability company, the
return filed on behalf of the limited liability company shall
be signed by a manager, member, or properly accredited agent
of the limited liability company.
Except as provided in this Section, the retailer filing
the return under this Section shall, at the time of filing such
return, pay to the Department the amount of tax imposed by this
Act less a discount of 2.1% prior to January 1, 1990 and 1.75%
on and after January 1, 1990, or $5 per calendar year,
whichever is greater, which is allowed to reimburse the
retailer for the expenses incurred in keeping records,
preparing and filing returns, remitting the tax and supplying
data to the Department on request. On and after January 1,
2021, a certified service provider, as defined in the Leveling
the Playing Field for Illinois Retail Act, filing the return
under this Section on behalf of a remote retailer shall, at the
time of such return, pay to the Department the amount of tax
imposed by this Act less a discount of 1.75%. A remote retailer
using a certified service provider to file a return on its
behalf, as provided in the Leveling the Playing Field for
Illinois Retail Act, is not eligible for the discount. The
discount under this Section is not allowed for the 1.25%
portion of taxes paid on aviation fuel that is subject to the
revenue use requirements of 49 U.S.C. 47107(b) and 49 U.S.C.
47133. Any prepayment made pursuant to Section 2d of this Act
shall be included in the amount on which such 2.1% or 1.75%
discount is computed. In the case of retailers who report and
pay the tax on a transaction by transaction basis, as provided
in this Section, such discount shall be taken with each such
tax remittance instead of when such retailer files his
periodic return. The discount allowed under this Section is
allowed only for returns that are filed in the manner required
by this Act. The Department may disallow the discount for
retailers whose certificate of registration is revoked at the
time the return is filed, but only if the Department's
decision to revoke the certificate of registration has become
final.
Before October 1, 2000, if the taxpayer's average monthly
tax liability to the Department under this Act, the Use Tax
Act, the Service Occupation Tax Act, and the Service Use Tax
Act, excluding any liability for prepaid sales tax to be
remitted in accordance with Section 2d of this Act, was
$10,000 or more during the preceding 4 complete calendar
quarters, he shall file a return with the Department each
month by the 20th day of the month next following the month
during which such tax liability is incurred and shall make
payments to the Department on or before the 7th, 15th, 22nd and
last day of the month during which such liability is incurred.
On and after October 1, 2000, if the taxpayer's average
monthly tax liability to the Department under this Act, the
Use Tax Act, the Service Occupation Tax Act, and the Service
Use Tax Act, excluding any liability for prepaid sales tax to
be remitted in accordance with Section 2d of this Act, was
$20,000 or more during the preceding 4 complete calendar
quarters, he shall file a return with the Department each
month by the 20th day of the month next following the month
during which such tax liability is incurred and shall make
payment to the Department on or before the 7th, 15th, 22nd and
last day of the month during which such liability is incurred.
If the month during which such tax liability is incurred began
prior to January 1, 1985, each payment shall be in an amount
equal to 1/4 of the taxpayer's actual liability for the month
or an amount set by the Department not to exceed 1/4 of the
average monthly liability of the taxpayer to the Department
for the preceding 4 complete calendar quarters (excluding the
month of highest liability and the month of lowest liability
in such 4 quarter period). If the month during which such tax
liability is incurred begins on or after January 1, 1985 and
prior to January 1, 1987, each payment shall be in an amount
equal to 22.5% of the taxpayer's actual liability for the
month or 27.5% of the taxpayer's liability for the same
calendar month of the preceding year. If the month during
which such tax liability is incurred begins on or after
January 1, 1987 and prior to January 1, 1988, each payment
shall be in an amount equal to 22.5% of the taxpayer's actual
liability for the month or 26.25% of the taxpayer's liability
for the same calendar month of the preceding year. If the month
during which such tax liability is incurred begins on or after
January 1, 1988, and prior to January 1, 1989, or begins on or
after January 1, 1996, each payment shall be in an amount equal
to 22.5% of the taxpayer's actual liability for the month or
25% of the taxpayer's liability for the same calendar month of
the preceding year. If the month during which such tax
liability is incurred begins on or after January 1, 1989, and
prior to January 1, 1996, each payment shall be in an amount
equal to 22.5% of the taxpayer's actual liability for the
month or 25% of the taxpayer's liability for the same calendar
month of the preceding year or 100% of the taxpayer's actual
liability for the quarter monthly reporting period. The amount
of such quarter monthly payments shall be credited against the
final tax liability of the taxpayer's return for that month.
Before October 1, 2000, once applicable, the requirement of
the making of quarter monthly payments to the Department by
taxpayers having an average monthly tax liability of $10,000
or more as determined in the manner provided above shall
continue until such taxpayer's average monthly liability to
the Department during the preceding 4 complete calendar
quarters (excluding the month of highest liability and the
month of lowest liability) is less than $9,000, or until such
taxpayer's average monthly liability to the Department as
computed for each calendar quarter of the 4 preceding complete
calendar quarter period is less than $10,000. However, if a
taxpayer can show the Department that a substantial change in
the taxpayer's business has occurred which causes the taxpayer
to anticipate that his average monthly tax liability for the
reasonably foreseeable future will fall below the $10,000
threshold stated above, then such taxpayer may petition the
Department for a change in such taxpayer's reporting status.
On and after October 1, 2000, once applicable, the requirement
of the making of quarter monthly payments to the Department by
taxpayers having an average monthly tax liability of $20,000
or more as determined in the manner provided above shall
continue until such taxpayer's average monthly liability to
the Department during the preceding 4 complete calendar
quarters (excluding the month of highest liability and the
month of lowest liability) is less than $19,000 or until such
taxpayer's average monthly liability to the Department as
computed for each calendar quarter of the 4 preceding complete
calendar quarter period is less than $20,000. However, if a
taxpayer can show the Department that a substantial change in
the taxpayer's business has occurred which causes the taxpayer
to anticipate that his average monthly tax liability for the
reasonably foreseeable future will fall below the $20,000
threshold stated above, then such taxpayer may petition the
Department for a change in such taxpayer's reporting status.
The Department shall change such taxpayer's reporting status
unless it finds that such change is seasonal in nature and not
likely to be long term. If any such quarter monthly payment is
not paid at the time or in the amount required by this Section,
then the taxpayer shall be liable for penalties and interest
on the difference between the minimum amount due as a payment
and the amount of such quarter monthly payment actually and
timely paid, except insofar as the taxpayer has previously
made payments for that month to the Department in excess of the
minimum payments previously due as provided in this Section.
The Department shall make reasonable rules and regulations to
govern the quarter monthly payment amount and quarter monthly
payment dates for taxpayers who file on other than a calendar
monthly basis.
The provisions of this paragraph apply before October 1,
2001. Without regard to whether a taxpayer is required to make
quarter monthly payments as specified above, any taxpayer who
is required by Section 2d of this Act to collect and remit
prepaid taxes and has collected prepaid taxes which average in
excess of $25,000 per month during the preceding 2 complete
calendar quarters, shall file a return with the Department as
required by Section 2f and shall make payments to the
Department on or before the 7th, 15th, 22nd and last day of the
month during which such liability is incurred. If the month
during which such tax liability is incurred began prior to
September 1, 1985 (the effective date of Public Act 84-221),
each payment shall be in an amount not less than 22.5% of the
taxpayer's actual liability under Section 2d. If the month
during which such tax liability is incurred begins on or after
January 1, 1986, each payment shall be in an amount equal to
22.5% of the taxpayer's actual liability for the month or
27.5% of the taxpayer's liability for the same calendar month
of the preceding calendar year. If the month during which such
tax liability is incurred begins on or after January 1, 1987,
each payment shall be in an amount equal to 22.5% of the
taxpayer's actual liability for the month or 26.25% of the
taxpayer's liability for the same calendar month of the
preceding year. The amount of such quarter monthly payments
shall be credited against the final tax liability of the
taxpayer's return for that month filed under this Section or
Section 2f, as the case may be. Once applicable, the
requirement of the making of quarter monthly payments to the
Department pursuant to this paragraph shall continue until
such taxpayer's average monthly prepaid tax collections during
the preceding 2 complete calendar quarters is $25,000 or less.
If any such quarter monthly payment is not paid at the time or
in the amount required, the taxpayer shall be liable for
penalties and interest on such difference, except insofar as
the taxpayer has previously made payments for that month in
excess of the minimum payments previously due.
The provisions of this paragraph apply on and after
October 1, 2001. Without regard to whether a taxpayer is
required to make quarter monthly payments as specified above,
any taxpayer who is required by Section 2d of this Act to
collect and remit prepaid taxes and has collected prepaid
taxes that average in excess of $20,000 per month during the
preceding 4 complete calendar quarters shall file a return
with the Department as required by Section 2f and shall make
payments to the Department on or before the 7th, 15th, 22nd and
last day of the month during which the liability is incurred.
Each payment shall be in an amount equal to 22.5% of the
taxpayer's actual liability for the month or 25% of the
taxpayer's liability for the same calendar month of the
preceding year. The amount of the quarter monthly payments
shall be credited against the final tax liability of the
taxpayer's return for that month filed under this Section or
Section 2f, as the case may be. Once applicable, the
requirement of the making of quarter monthly payments to the
Department pursuant to this paragraph shall continue until the
taxpayer's average monthly prepaid tax collections during the
preceding 4 complete calendar quarters (excluding the month of
highest liability and the month of lowest liability) is less
than $19,000 or until such taxpayer's average monthly
liability to the Department as computed for each calendar
quarter of the 4 preceding complete calendar quarters is less
than $20,000. If any such quarter monthly payment is not paid
at the time or in the amount required, the taxpayer shall be
liable for penalties and interest on such difference, except
insofar as the taxpayer has previously made payments for that
month in excess of the minimum payments previously due.
If any payment provided for in this Section exceeds the
taxpayer's liabilities under this Act, the Use Tax Act, the
Service Occupation Tax Act and the Service Use Tax Act, as
shown on an original monthly return, the Department shall, if
requested by the taxpayer, issue to the taxpayer a credit
memorandum no later than 30 days after the date of payment. The
credit evidenced by such credit memorandum may be assigned by
the taxpayer to a similar taxpayer under this Act, the Use Tax
Act, the Service Occupation Tax Act or the Service Use Tax Act,
in accordance with reasonable rules and regulations to be
prescribed by the Department. If no such request is made, the
taxpayer may credit such excess payment against tax liability
subsequently to be remitted to the Department under this Act,
the Use Tax Act, the Service Occupation Tax Act or the Service
Use Tax Act, in accordance with reasonable rules and
regulations prescribed by the Department. If the Department
subsequently determined that all or any part of the credit
taken was not actually due to the taxpayer, the taxpayer's
2.1% and 1.75% vendor's discount shall be reduced by 2.1% or
1.75% of the difference between the credit taken and that
actually due, and that taxpayer shall be liable for penalties
and interest on such difference.
If a retailer of motor fuel is entitled to a credit under
Section 2d of this Act which exceeds the taxpayer's liability
to the Department under this Act for the month which the
taxpayer is filing a return, the Department shall issue the
taxpayer a credit memorandum for the excess.
Beginning January 1, 1990, each month the Department shall
pay into the Local Government Tax Fund, a special fund in the
State treasury which is hereby created, the net revenue
realized for the preceding month from the 1% tax imposed under
this Act.
Beginning January 1, 1990, each month the Department shall
pay into the County and Mass Transit District Fund, a special
fund in the State treasury which is hereby created, 4% of the
net revenue realized for the preceding month from the 6.25%
general rate other than aviation fuel sold on or after
December 1, 2019. This exception for aviation fuel only
applies for so long as the revenue use requirements of 49
U.S.C. 47107(b) and 49 U.S.C. 47133 are binding on the State.
Beginning August 1, 2000, each month the Department shall
pay into the County and Mass Transit District Fund 20% of the
net revenue realized for the preceding month from the 1.25%
rate on the selling price of motor fuel and gasohol. Beginning
September 1, 2010, each month the Department shall pay into
the County and Mass Transit District Fund 20% of the net
revenue realized for the preceding month from the 1.25% rate
on the selling price of sales tax holiday items.
Beginning January 1, 1990, each month the Department shall
pay into the Local Government Tax Fund 16% of the net revenue
realized for the preceding month from the 6.25% general rate
on the selling price of tangible personal property other than
aviation fuel sold on or after December 1, 2019. This
exception for aviation fuel only applies for so long as the
revenue use requirements of 49 U.S.C. 47107(b) and 49 U.S.C.
47133 are binding on the State.
For aviation fuel sold on or after December 1, 2019, each
month the Department shall pay into the State Aviation Program
Fund 20% of the net revenue realized for the preceding month
from the 6.25% general rate on the selling price of aviation
fuel, less an amount estimated by the Department to be
required for refunds of the 20% portion of the tax on aviation
fuel under this Act, which amount shall be deposited into the
Aviation Fuel Sales Tax Refund Fund. The Department shall only
pay moneys into the State Aviation Program Fund and the
Aviation Fuel Sales Tax Refund Fund under this Act for so long
as the revenue use requirements of 49 U.S.C. 47107(b) and 49
U.S.C. 47133 are binding on the State.
Beginning August 1, 2000, each month the Department shall
pay into the Local Government Tax Fund 80% of the net revenue
realized for the preceding month from the 1.25% rate on the
selling price of motor fuel and gasohol. Beginning September
1, 2010, each month the Department shall pay into the Local
Government Tax Fund 80% of the net revenue realized for the
preceding month from the 1.25% rate on the selling price of
sales tax holiday items.
Beginning October 1, 2009, each month the Department shall
pay into the Capital Projects Fund an amount that is equal to
an amount estimated by the Department to represent 80% of the
net revenue realized for the preceding month from the sale of
candy, grooming and hygiene products, and soft drinks that had
been taxed at a rate of 1% prior to September 1, 2009 but that
are now taxed at 6.25%.
Beginning July 1, 2011, each month the Department shall
pay into the Clean Air Act Permit Fund 80% of the net revenue
realized for the preceding month from the 6.25% general rate
on the selling price of sorbents used in Illinois in the
process of sorbent injection as used to comply with the
Environmental Protection Act or the federal Clean Air Act, but
the total payment into the Clean Air Act Permit Fund under this
Act and the Use Tax Act shall not exceed $2,000,000 in any
fiscal year.
Beginning July 1, 2013, each month the Department shall
pay into the Underground Storage Tank Fund from the proceeds
collected under this Act, the Use Tax Act, the Service Use Tax
Act, and the Service Occupation Tax Act an amount equal to the
average monthly deficit in the Underground Storage Tank Fund
during the prior year, as certified annually by the Illinois
Environmental Protection Agency, but the total payment into
the Underground Storage Tank Fund under this Act, the Use Tax
Act, the Service Use Tax Act, and the Service Occupation Tax
Act shall not exceed $18,000,000 in any State fiscal year. As
used in this paragraph, the "average monthly deficit" shall be
equal to the difference between the average monthly claims for
payment by the fund and the average monthly revenues deposited
into the fund, excluding payments made pursuant to this
paragraph.
Beginning July 1, 2015, of the remainder of the moneys
received by the Department under the Use Tax Act, the Service
Use Tax Act, the Service Occupation Tax Act, and this Act, each
month the Department shall deposit $500,000 into the State
Crime Laboratory Fund.
Of the remainder of the moneys received by the Department
pursuant to this Act, (a) 1.75% thereof shall be paid into the
Build Illinois Fund and (b) prior to July 1, 1989, 2.2% and on
and after July 1, 1989, 3.8% thereof shall be paid into the
Build Illinois Fund; provided, however, that if in any fiscal
year the sum of (1) the aggregate of 2.2% or 3.8%, as the case
may be, of the moneys received by the Department and required
to be paid into the Build Illinois Fund pursuant to this Act,
Section 9 of the Use Tax Act, Section 9 of the Service Use Tax
Act, and Section 9 of the Service Occupation Tax Act, such Acts
being hereinafter called the "Tax Acts" and such aggregate of
2.2% or 3.8%, as the case may be, of moneys being hereinafter
called the "Tax Act Amount", and (2) the amount transferred to
the Build Illinois Fund from the State and Local Sales Tax
Reform Fund shall be less than the Annual Specified Amount (as
hereinafter defined), an amount equal to the difference shall
be immediately paid into the Build Illinois Fund from other
moneys received by the Department pursuant to the Tax Acts;
the "Annual Specified Amount" means the amounts specified
below for fiscal years 1986 through 1993:
Fiscal YearAnnual Specified Amount
1986$54,800,000
1987$76,650,000
1988$80,480,000
1989$88,510,000
1990$115,330,000
1991$145,470,000
1992$182,730,000
1993$206,520,000;
and means the Certified Annual Debt Service Requirement (as
defined in Section 13 of the Build Illinois Bond Act) or the
Tax Act Amount, whichever is greater, for fiscal year 1994 and
each fiscal year thereafter; and further provided, that if on
the last business day of any month the sum of (1) the Tax Act
Amount required to be deposited into the Build Illinois Bond
Account in the Build Illinois Fund during such month and (2)
the amount transferred to the Build Illinois Fund from the
State and Local Sales Tax Reform Fund shall have been less than
1/12 of the Annual Specified Amount, an amount equal to the
difference shall be immediately paid into the Build Illinois
Fund from other moneys received by the Department pursuant to
the Tax Acts; and, further provided, that in no event shall the
payments required under the preceding proviso result in
aggregate payments into the Build Illinois Fund pursuant to
this clause (b) for any fiscal year in excess of the greater of
(i) the Tax Act Amount or (ii) the Annual Specified Amount for
such fiscal year. The amounts payable into the Build Illinois
Fund under clause (b) of the first sentence in this paragraph
shall be payable only until such time as the aggregate amount
on deposit under each trust indenture securing Bonds issued
and outstanding pursuant to the Build Illinois Bond Act is
sufficient, taking into account any future investment income,
to fully provide, in accordance with such indenture, for the
defeasance of or the payment of the principal of, premium, if
any, and interest on the Bonds secured by such indenture and on
any Bonds expected to be issued thereafter and all fees and
costs payable with respect thereto, all as certified by the
Director of the Bureau of the Budget (now Governor's Office of
Management and Budget). If on the last business day of any
month in which Bonds are outstanding pursuant to the Build
Illinois Bond Act, the aggregate of moneys deposited in the
Build Illinois Bond Account in the Build Illinois Fund in such
month shall be less than the amount required to be transferred
in such month from the Build Illinois Bond Account to the Build
Illinois Bond Retirement and Interest Fund pursuant to Section
13 of the Build Illinois Bond Act, an amount equal to such
deficiency shall be immediately paid from other moneys
received by the Department pursuant to the Tax Acts to the
Build Illinois Fund; provided, however, that any amounts paid
to the Build Illinois Fund in any fiscal year pursuant to this
sentence shall be deemed to constitute payments pursuant to
clause (b) of the first sentence of this paragraph and shall
reduce the amount otherwise payable for such fiscal year
pursuant to that clause (b). The moneys received by the
Department pursuant to this Act and required to be deposited
into the Build Illinois Fund are subject to the pledge, claim
and charge set forth in Section 12 of the Build Illinois Bond
Act.
Subject to payment of amounts into the Build Illinois Fund
as provided in the preceding paragraph or in any amendment
thereto hereafter enacted, the following specified monthly
installment of the amount requested in the certificate of the
Chairman of the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority
provided under Section 8.25f of the State Finance Act, but not
in excess of sums designated as "Total Deposit", shall be
deposited in the aggregate from collections under Section 9 of
the Use Tax Act, Section 9 of the Service Use Tax Act, Section
9 of the Service Occupation Tax Act, and Section 3 of the
Retailers' Occupation Tax Act into the McCormick Place
Expansion Project Fund in the specified fiscal years.
Fiscal YearTotal Deposit
1993 $0
1994 53,000,000
1995 58,000,000
1996 61,000,000
1997 64,000,000
1998 68,000,000
1999 71,000,000
2000 75,000,000
2001 80,000,000
2002 93,000,000
2003 99,000,000
2004103,000,000
2005108,000,000
2006113,000,000
2007119,000,000
2008126,000,000
2009132,000,000
2010139,000,000
2011146,000,000
2012153,000,000
2013161,000,000
2014170,000,000
2015179,000,000
2016189,000,000
2017199,000,000
2018210,000,000
2019221,000,000
2020233,000,000
2021300,000,000
2022300,000,000
2023300,000,000
2024 300,000,000
2025 300,000,000
2026 300,000,000
2027 375,000,000
2028 375,000,000
2029 375,000,000
2030 375,000,000
2031 375,000,000
2032 375,000,000
2033375,000,000
2034375,000,000
2035375,000,000
2036450,000,000
and
each fiscal year
thereafter that bonds
are outstanding under
Section 13.2 of the
Metropolitan Pier and
Exposition Authority Act,
but not after fiscal year 2060.
Beginning July 20, 1993 and in each month of each fiscal
year thereafter, one-eighth of the amount requested in the
certificate of the Chairman of the Metropolitan Pier and
Exposition Authority for that fiscal year, less the amount
deposited into the McCormick Place Expansion Project Fund by
the State Treasurer in the respective month under subsection
(g) of Section 13 of the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition
Authority Act, plus cumulative deficiencies in the deposits
required under this Section for previous months and years,
shall be deposited into the McCormick Place Expansion Project
Fund, until the full amount requested for the fiscal year, but
not in excess of the amount specified above as "Total
Deposit", has been deposited.
Subject to payment of amounts into the Capital Projects
Fund, the Clean Air Act Permit Fund, the Build Illinois Fund,
and the McCormick Place Expansion Project Fund pursuant to the
preceding paragraphs or in any amendments thereto hereafter
enacted, for aviation fuel sold on or after December 1, 2019,
the Department shall each month deposit into the Aviation Fuel
Sales Tax Refund Fund an amount estimated by the Department to
be required for refunds of the 80% portion of the tax on
aviation fuel under this Act. The Department shall only
deposit moneys into the Aviation Fuel Sales Tax Refund Fund
under this paragraph for so long as the revenue use
requirements of 49 U.S.C. 47107(b) and 49 U.S.C. 47133 are
binding on the State.
Subject to payment of amounts into the Build Illinois Fund
and the McCormick Place Expansion Project Fund pursuant to the
preceding paragraphs or in any amendments thereto hereafter
enacted, beginning July 1, 1993 and ending on September 30,
2013, the Department shall each month pay into the Illinois
Tax Increment Fund 0.27% of 80% of the net revenue realized for
the preceding month from the 6.25% general rate on the selling
price of tangible personal property.
Subject to payment of amounts into the Build Illinois Fund
and the McCormick Place Expansion Project Fund pursuant to the
preceding paragraphs or in any amendments thereto hereafter
enacted, beginning with the receipt of the first report of
taxes paid by an eligible business and continuing for a
25-year period, the Department shall each month pay into the
Energy Infrastructure Fund 80% of the net revenue realized
from the 6.25% general rate on the selling price of
Illinois-mined coal that was sold to an eligible business. For
purposes of this paragraph, the term "eligible business" means
a new electric generating facility certified pursuant to
Section 605-332 of the Department of Commerce and Economic
Opportunity Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois.
Subject to payment of amounts into the Build Illinois
Fund, the McCormick Place Expansion Project Fund, the Illinois
Tax Increment Fund, and the Energy Infrastructure Fund
pursuant to the preceding paragraphs or in any amendments to
this Section hereafter enacted, beginning on the first day of
the first calendar month to occur on or after August 26, 2014
(the effective date of Public Act 98-1098), each month, from
the collections made under Section 9 of the Use Tax Act,
Section 9 of the Service Use Tax Act, Section 9 of the Service
Occupation Tax Act, and Section 3 of the Retailers' Occupation
Tax Act, the Department shall pay into the Tax Compliance and
Administration Fund, to be used, subject to appropriation, to
fund additional auditors and compliance personnel at the
Department of Revenue, an amount equal to 1/12 of 5% of 80% of
the cash receipts collected during the preceding fiscal year
by the Audit Bureau of the Department under the Use Tax Act,
the Service Use Tax Act, the Service Occupation Tax Act, the
Retailers' Occupation Tax Act, and associated local occupation
and use taxes administered by the Department.
Subject to payments of amounts into the Build Illinois
Fund, the McCormick Place Expansion Project Fund, the Illinois
Tax Increment Fund, the Energy Infrastructure Fund, and the
Tax Compliance and Administration Fund as provided in this
Section, beginning on July 1, 2018 the Department shall pay
each month into the Downstate Public Transportation Fund the
moneys required to be so paid under Section 2-3 of the
Downstate Public Transportation Act.
Subject to successful execution and delivery of a
public-private agreement between the public agency and private
entity and completion of the civic build, beginning on July 1,
2023, of the remainder of the moneys received by the
Department under the Use Tax Act, the Service Use Tax Act, the
Service Occupation Tax Act, and this Act, the Department shall
deposit the following specified deposits in the aggregate from
collections under the Use Tax Act, the Service Use Tax Act, the
Service Occupation Tax Act, and the Retailers' Occupation Tax
Act, as required under Section 8.25g of the State Finance Act
for distribution consistent with the Public-Private
Partnership for Civic and Transit Infrastructure Project Act.
The moneys received by the Department pursuant to this Act and
required to be deposited into the Civic and Transit
Infrastructure Fund are subject to the pledge, claim and
charge set forth in Section 25-55 of the Public-Private
Partnership for Civic and Transit Infrastructure Project Act.
As used in this paragraph, "civic build", "private entity",
"public-private agreement", and "public agency" have the
meanings provided in Section 25-10 of the Public-Private
Partnership for Civic and Transit Infrastructure Project Act.
Fiscal Year.............................Total Deposit
2024.....................................$200,000,000
2025....................................$206,000,000
2026....................................$212,200,000
2027....................................$218,500,000
2028....................................$225,100,000
2029....................................$288,700,000
2030....................................$298,900,000
2031....................................$309,300,000
2032....................................$320,100,000
2033....................................$331,200,000
2034....................................$341,200,000
2035....................................$351,400,000
2036....................................$361,900,000
2037....................................$372,800,000
2038....................................$384,000,000
2039....................................$395,500,000
2040....................................$407,400,000
2041....................................$419,600,000
2042....................................$432,200,000
2043....................................$445,100,000
Beginning July 1, 2021 and until July 1, 2022, subject to
the payment of amounts into the County and Mass Transit
District Fund, the Local Government Tax Fund, the Build
Illinois Fund, the McCormick Place Expansion Project Fund, the
Illinois Tax Increment Fund, the Energy Infrastructure Fund,
and the Tax Compliance and Administration Fund as provided in
this Section, the Department shall pay each month into the
Road Fund the amount estimated to represent 16% of the net
revenue realized from the taxes imposed on motor fuel and
gasohol. Beginning July 1, 2022 and until July 1, 2023,
subject to the payment of amounts into the County and Mass
Transit District Fund, the Local Government Tax Fund, the
Build Illinois Fund, the McCormick Place Expansion Project
Fund, the Illinois Tax Increment Fund, the Energy
Infrastructure Fund, and the Tax Compliance and Administration
Fund as provided in this Section, the Department shall pay
each month into the Road Fund the amount estimated to
represent 32% of the net revenue realized from the taxes
imposed on motor fuel and gasohol. Beginning July 1, 2023 and
until July 1, 2024, subject to the payment of amounts into the
County and Mass Transit District Fund, the Local Government
Tax Fund, the Build Illinois Fund, the McCormick Place
Expansion Project Fund, the Illinois Tax Increment Fund, the
Energy Infrastructure Fund, and the Tax Compliance and
Administration Fund as provided in this Section, the
Department shall pay each month into the Road Fund the amount
estimated to represent 48% of the net revenue realized from
the taxes imposed on motor fuel and gasohol. Beginning July 1,
2024 and until July 1, 2025, subject to the payment of amounts
into the County and Mass Transit District Fund, the Local
Government Tax Fund, the Build Illinois Fund, the McCormick
Place Expansion Project Fund, the Illinois Tax Increment Fund,
the Energy Infrastructure Fund, and the Tax Compliance and
Administration Fund as provided in this Section, the
Department shall pay each month into the Road Fund the amount
estimated to represent 64% of the net revenue realized from
the taxes imposed on motor fuel and gasohol. Beginning on July
1, 2025, subject to the payment of amounts into the County and
Mass Transit District Fund, the Local Government Tax Fund, the
Build Illinois Fund, the McCormick Place Expansion Project
Fund, the Illinois Tax Increment Fund, the Energy
Infrastructure Fund, and the Tax Compliance and Administration
Fund as provided in this Section, the Department shall pay
each month into the Road Fund the amount estimated to
represent 80% of the net revenue realized from the taxes
imposed on motor fuel and gasohol. As used in this paragraph
"motor fuel" has the meaning given to that term in Section 1.1
of the Motor Fuel Tax Act, and "gasohol" has the meaning given
to that term in Section 3-40 of the Use Tax Act.
Of the remainder of the moneys received by the Department
pursuant to this Act, 75% thereof shall be paid into the State
Treasury and 25% shall be reserved in a special account and
used only for the transfer to the Common School Fund as part of
the monthly transfer from the General Revenue Fund in
accordance with Section 8a of the State Finance Act.
The Department may, upon separate written notice to a
taxpayer, require the taxpayer to prepare and file with the
Department on a form prescribed by the Department within not
less than 60 days after receipt of the notice an annual
information return for the tax year specified in the notice.
Such annual return to the Department shall include a statement
of gross receipts as shown by the retailer's last Federal
income tax return. If the total receipts of the business as
reported in the Federal income tax return do not agree with the
gross receipts reported to the Department of Revenue for the
same period, the retailer shall attach to his annual return a
schedule showing a reconciliation of the 2 amounts and the
reasons for the difference. The retailer's annual return to
the Department shall also disclose the cost of goods sold by
the retailer during the year covered by such return, opening
and closing inventories of such goods for such year, costs of
goods used from stock or taken from stock and given away by the
retailer during such year, payroll information of the
retailer's business during such year and any additional
reasonable information which the Department deems would be
helpful in determining the accuracy of the monthly, quarterly
or annual returns filed by such retailer as provided for in
this Section.
If the annual information return required by this Section
is not filed when and as required, the taxpayer shall be liable
as follows:
(i) Until January 1, 1994, the taxpayer shall be
liable for a penalty equal to 1/6 of 1% of the tax due from
such taxpayer under this Act during the period to be
covered by the annual return for each month or fraction of
a month until such return is filed as required, the
penalty to be assessed and collected in the same manner as
any other penalty provided for in this Act.
(ii) On and after January 1, 1994, the taxpayer shall
be liable for a penalty as described in Section 3-4 of the
Uniform Penalty and Interest Act.
The chief executive officer, proprietor, owner or highest
ranking manager shall sign the annual return to certify the
accuracy of the information contained therein. Any person who
willfully signs the annual return containing false or
inaccurate information shall be guilty of perjury and punished
accordingly. The annual return form prescribed by the
Department shall include a warning that the person signing the
return may be liable for perjury.
The provisions of this Section concerning the filing of an
annual information return do not apply to a retailer who is not
required to file an income tax return with the United States
Government.
As soon as possible after the first day of each month, upon
certification of the Department of Revenue, the Comptroller
shall order transferred and the Treasurer shall transfer from
the General Revenue Fund to the Motor Fuel Tax Fund an amount
equal to 1.7% of 80% of the net revenue realized under this Act
for the second preceding month. Beginning April 1, 2000, this
transfer is no longer required and shall not be made.
Net revenue realized for a month shall be the revenue
collected by the State pursuant to this Act, less the amount
paid out during that month as refunds to taxpayers for
overpayment of liability.
For greater simplicity of administration, manufacturers,
importers and wholesalers whose products are sold at retail in
Illinois by numerous retailers, and who wish to do so, may
assume the responsibility for accounting and paying to the
Department all tax accruing under this Act with respect to
such sales, if the retailers who are affected do not make
written objection to the Department to this arrangement.
Any person who promotes, organizes, provides retail
selling space for concessionaires or other types of sellers at
the Illinois State Fair, DuQuoin State Fair, county fairs,
local fairs, art shows, flea markets and similar exhibitions
or events, including any transient merchant as defined by
Section 2 of the Transient Merchant Act of 1987, is required to
file a report with the Department providing the name of the
merchant's business, the name of the person or persons engaged
in merchant's business, the permanent address and Illinois
Retailers Occupation Tax Registration Number of the merchant,
the dates and location of the event and other reasonable
information that the Department may require. The report must
be filed not later than the 20th day of the month next
following the month during which the event with retail sales
was held. Any person who fails to file a report required by
this Section commits a business offense and is subject to a
fine not to exceed $250.
Any person engaged in the business of selling tangible
personal property at retail as a concessionaire or other type
of seller at the Illinois State Fair, county fairs, art shows,
flea markets and similar exhibitions or events, or any
transient merchants, as defined by Section 2 of the Transient
Merchant Act of 1987, may be required to make a daily report of
the amount of such sales to the Department and to make a daily
payment of the full amount of tax due. The Department shall
impose this requirement when it finds that there is a
significant risk of loss of revenue to the State at such an
exhibition or event. Such a finding shall be based on evidence
that a substantial number of concessionaires or other sellers
who are not residents of Illinois will be engaging in the
business of selling tangible personal property at retail at
the exhibition or event, or other evidence of a significant
risk of loss of revenue to the State. The Department shall
notify concessionaires and other sellers affected by the
imposition of this requirement. In the absence of notification
by the Department, the concessionaires and other sellers shall
file their returns as otherwise required in this Section.
(Source: P.A. 100-303, eff. 8-24-17; 100-363, eff. 7-1-18;
100-863, eff. 8-14-18; 100-1171, eff. 1-4-19; 101-10, Article
15, Section 15-25, eff. 6-5-19; 101-10, Article 25, Section
25-120, eff. 6-5-19; 101-27, eff. 6-25-19; 101-32, eff.
6-28-19; 101-604, eff. 12-13-19; 101-636, eff. 6-10-20.)
Section 10. The Leveling the Playing Field for Illinois
Retail Act is amended by changing Sections 5-5 and 5-25 as
follows:
(35 ILCS 185/5-5)
Sec. 5-5. Findings. The General Assembly finds that
certified service providers and certified automated systems
simplify use and occupation tax compliance for remote
retailers, which fosters higher levels of accurate tax
collection and remittance and generates administrative savings
and new marginal tax revenue for both State and local taxing
jurisdictions. By making the services of certified service
providers and certified automated systems available to remote
retailers without charge, other than their retailer customer's
retail discount, as provided in this Act, the State will
substantially eliminate the burden on those remote retailers
to collect and remit both State and local taxing jurisdiction
use and occupation taxes. While providing a means for remote
retailers to collect and remit tax on an even basis with
Illinois retailers, this Act also protects existing local tax
revenue streams by retaining origin sourcing for all
transactions by retailers maintaining a physical presence in
Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 101-31, eff. 6-28-19; 101-604, eff. 1-1-20.)
(35 ILCS 185/5-25)
Sec. 5-25. Certification.
(a) The Department shall, no later than July 1, 2020:
(1) establish uniform minimum standards that companies
wishing to be designated as a certified service provider
in this State must meet;
(2) establish uniform minimum standards that certified
automated systems must meet;
(3) establish a certification process to review the
systems of companies wishing to be designated as a
certified service provider in this State or of companies
wishing to use a certified automated process; this
certification process shall provide that companies that
meet all required standards and whose systems have been
tested and approved by the Department for properly
determining the taxability of items to be sold, the
correct tax rate to apply to a transaction, and the
appropriate jurisdictions to which the tax shall be
remitted, shall be certified;
(4) enter into a contractual relationship with each
company that qualifies as a certified service provider or
that will be using a certified automated system; those
contracts shall, at a minimum, provide:
(A) that the certified service provider shall be
held liable for the tax imposed under this Act and the
Use Tax Act and all applicable local occupation taxes
administered by the Department if the certified
service provider fails to correctly remit the tax
after having been provided with the tax and
information by a remote retailer to correctly remit
the taxes imposed under this Act and the Use Tax Act
and all applicable local occupation taxes administered
by the Department; if the certified service provider
demonstrates to the satisfaction of the Department
that its failure to correctly remit tax on a retail
sale resulted from the certified service provider's
good faith reliance on incorrect or insufficient
information provided by the remote retailer, the
certified service provider shall be relieved of
liability for the tax on that retail sale; in that
case, the remote retailer is liable for any resulting
tax due;
(B) the responsibilities of the certified service
provider and the remote retailers that contract with
the certified service provider or the user of a
certified automated system related to record keeping
and auditing consistent with requirements imposed
under the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act and the Use
Tax Act;
(C) for the protection and confidentiality of tax
information consistent with requirements imposed under
the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act and the Use Tax Act;
(D) that a certified service provider may claim
the discount provided for in Section 3 of the
Retailers' Occupation Tax Act for the tax dollars it
collects and timely remits on returns that are timely
filed with the Department on behalf of remote
retailers; remote retailers using a certified service
provider may not claim the discount allowed in Section
3 of the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act with respect to
those collections compensation equal to 1.75% of the
tax dollars collected and remitted to the State by a
certified service provider on a timely basis, along
with a return that has been timely filed, on behalf of
remote retailers; remote retailers using a certified
service provider may not claim the vendor's discount
allowed under the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act or the
Service Occupation Tax Act; and
(E) that the certified service provider shall file
a separate return for each remote retailer with which
it has a Tax Remittance Agreement.
The provisions of this Section shall supersede the
provisions of the Illinois Procurement Code.
(b) The Department may act jointly with other states to
establish the minimum standards and process for certification
required by paragraphs (1), (2), and (3) of subsection (a).
(c) When the systems of a certified service provider or
certified automated systems are updated or upgraded, they must
be recertified by the Department. Notification of changes
shall be provided to the Department prior to implementation.
Upon receipt of such notification, the Department shall review
and test the changes to assess whether the updated system of
the certified service provider or the updated certified
automated system can properly determine the taxability of
items to be sold, the correct tax rate to apply to a
transaction, and the appropriate jurisdictions to which the
tax shall be remitted. The Department shall recertify updated
systems that meet these requirements. The certified service
provider or retailer using a certified automated system shall
be liable for any tax resulting from errors caused by use of an
updated or upgraded system prior to recertification by the
Department. In addition to these procedures, the Department
may periodically review the system of a certified service
provider or the certified automated system used by a retailer
to ensure that the system can properly determine the
taxability of items to be sold, the correct tax rate to apply
to a transaction, and the appropriate jurisdictions to which
the tax shall be remitted.
(Source: P.A. 101-31, eff. 6-28-19; 101-604, eff. 1-1-20.)
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