Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Illinois Income Tax Act. Provides for a credit against withholding taxes in an amount equal to 25% of the wages or salary paid by a private employer to an Illinois employee while the employee is on organ donation leave if the employer grants all of its employees the option of taking a paid leave of absence of at least 30 days for the purpose of serving as an organ donor or bone marrow donor. Provides that the credit may not exceed $20,833.33 for each employee who takes organ donation leave. Provides that such a leave of absence must be taken without loss of pay, vacation time, compensatory time, personal days, or sick time for at least the first 30 days of the leave of absence. Effective immediately.
Senate Committee Amendment No. 2 Makes changes to the introduced bill to require the employer to provide medical documentation and documentation of the employer's organ donation leave policy to the Department of Revenue and to require the employee to allow medical records to be disclosed to the Department of Revenue. Provides that, if the leave taken spans into a second tax year, the employer qualifies for the credit in the later of the 2 years. Provides that the credit may be carried forward.
Senate Floor Amendment No. 4 Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Makes changes to update the statutory base. Reinserts the provisions of the bill as amended by Senate Amendment No. 2, but provides that the credit may not exceed $1,000 in withholdings for each employee (in Senate Amendment No. 2, $20,833.33). Provides that the credit applies for reporting periods beginning on or after January 1, 2020. Effective immediately.