Public Act 099-0858
 
SB3047 EnrolledLRB099 20695 HLH 45323 b

    AN ACT concerning revenue.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The Use Tax Act is amended by changing Sections
3-10 and 9 as follows:
 
    (35 ILCS 105/3-10)
    Sec. 3-10. Rate of tax. Unless otherwise provided in this
Section, the tax imposed by this Act is at the rate of 6.25% of
either the selling price or the fair market value, if any, of
the tangible personal property. In all cases where property
functionally used or consumed is the same as the property that
was purchased at retail, then the tax is imposed on the selling
price of the property. In all cases where property functionally
used or consumed is a by-product or waste product that has been
refined, manufactured, or produced from property purchased at
retail, then the tax is imposed on the lower of the fair market
value, if any, of the specific property so used in this State
or on the selling price of the property purchased at retail.
For purposes of this Section "fair market value" means the
price at which property would change hands between a willing
buyer and a willing seller, neither being under any compulsion
to buy or sell and both having reasonable knowledge of the
relevant facts. The fair market value shall be established by
Illinois sales by the taxpayer of the same property as that
functionally used or consumed, or if there are no such sales by
the taxpayer, then comparable sales or purchases of property of
like kind and character in Illinois.
    Beginning on July 1, 2000 and through December 31, 2000,
with respect to motor fuel, as defined in Section 1.1 of the
Motor Fuel Tax Law, and gasohol, as defined in Section 3-40 of
the Use Tax Act, the tax is imposed at the rate of 1.25%.
    Beginning on August 6, 2010 through August 15, 2010, with
respect to sales tax holiday items as defined in Section 3-6 of
this Act, the tax is imposed at the rate of 1.25%.
    With respect to gasohol, the tax imposed by this Act
applies to (i) 70% of the proceeds of sales made on or after
January 1, 1990, and before July 1, 2003, (ii) 80% of the
proceeds of sales made on or after July 1, 2003 and on or
before December 31, 2018, and (iii) 100% of the proceeds of
sales made thereafter. If, at any time, however, the tax under
this Act on sales of gasohol is imposed at the rate of 1.25%,
then the tax imposed by this Act applies to 100% of the
proceeds of sales of gasohol made during that time.
    With respect to majority blended ethanol fuel, the tax
imposed by this Act does not apply to the proceeds of sales
made on or after July 1, 2003 and on or before December 31,
2018 but applies to 100% of the proceeds of sales made
thereafter.
    With respect to biodiesel blends with no less than 1% and
no more than 10% biodiesel, the tax imposed by this Act applies
to (i) 80% of the proceeds of sales made on or after July 1,
2003 and on or before December 31, 2018 and (ii) 100% of the
proceeds of sales made thereafter. If, at any time, however,
the tax under this Act on sales of biodiesel blends with no
less than 1% and no more than 10% biodiesel is imposed at the
rate of 1.25%, then the tax imposed by this Act applies to 100%
of the proceeds of sales of biodiesel blends with no less than
1% and no more than 10% biodiesel made during that time.
    With respect to 100% biodiesel and biodiesel blends with
more than 10% but no more than 99% biodiesel, the tax imposed
by this Act does not apply to the proceeds of sales made on or
after July 1, 2003 and on or before December 31, 2018 but
applies to 100% of the proceeds of sales made thereafter.
    With respect to 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, products
classified as Class III medical devices by the United States
Food and Drug Administration that are used for cancer treatment
pursuant to a prescription, as well as any accessories and
components related to those devices, modifications to a motor
vehicle for the purpose of rendering it usable by a person with
a disability, and insulin, urine testing materials, syringes,
and needles used by diabetics, for human use, the tax is
imposed at the rate of 1%. For the purposes of this Section,
until September 1, 2009: the term "soft drinks" means any
complete, finished, ready-to-use, non-alcoholic drink, whether
carbonated or not, including but not limited to soda water,
cola, fruit juice, vegetable juice, carbonated water, and all
other preparations commonly known as soft drinks of whatever
kind or description that are contained in any closed or sealed
bottle, can, carton, or container, regardless of size; but
"soft drinks" does not include coffee, tea, non-carbonated
water, infant formula, milk or milk products as defined in the
Grade A Pasteurized Milk and Milk Products Act, or drinks
containing 50% or more natural fruit or vegetable juice.
    Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Act,
beginning September 1, 2009, "soft drinks" means non-alcoholic
beverages that contain natural or artificial sweeteners. "Soft
drinks" do not include beverages that contain milk or milk
products, soy, rice or similar milk substitutes, or greater
than 50% of vegetable or fruit juice by volume.
    Until August 1, 2009, and notwithstanding any other
provisions of this Act, "food for human consumption that is to
be consumed off the premises where it is sold" includes all
food sold through a vending machine, except soft drinks and
food products that are dispensed hot from a vending machine,
regardless of the location of the vending machine. Beginning
August 1, 2009, and notwithstanding any other provisions of
this Act, "food for human consumption that is to be consumed
off the premises where it is sold" includes all food sold
through a vending machine, except soft drinks, candy, and food
products that are dispensed hot from a vending machine,
regardless of the location of the vending machine.
    Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Act,
beginning September 1, 2009, "food for human consumption that
is to be consumed off the premises where it is sold" does not
include candy. For purposes of this Section, "candy" means a
preparation of sugar, honey, or other natural or artificial
sweeteners in combination with chocolate, fruits, nuts or other
ingredients or flavorings in the form of bars, drops, or
pieces. "Candy" does not include any preparation that contains
flour or requires refrigeration.
    Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Act,
beginning September 1, 2009, "nonprescription medicines and
drugs" does not include grooming and hygiene products. For
purposes of this Section, "grooming and hygiene products"
includes, but is not limited to, soaps and cleaning solutions,
shampoo, toothpaste, mouthwash, antiperspirants, and sun tan
lotions and screens, unless those products are available by
prescription only, regardless of whether the products meet the
definition of "over-the-counter-drugs". For the purposes of
this paragraph, "over-the-counter-drug" means a drug for human
use that contains a label that identifies the product as a drug
as required by 21 C.F.R. 201.66. The "over-the-counter-drug"
label includes:
        (A) A "Drug Facts" panel; or
        (B) A statement of the "active ingredient(s)" with a
    list of those ingredients contained in the compound,
    substance or preparation.
    Beginning on the effective date of this amendatory Act of
the 98th General Assembly, "prescription and nonprescription
medicines and drugs" includes medical cannabis purchased from a
registered dispensing organization under the Compassionate Use
of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act.
    If the property that is purchased at retail from a retailer
is acquired outside Illinois and used outside Illinois before
being brought to Illinois for use here and is taxable under
this Act, the "selling price" on which the tax is computed
shall be reduced by an amount that represents a reasonable
allowance for depreciation for the period of prior out-of-state
use.
(Source: P.A. 98-122, eff. 1-1-14; 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)
 
    (35 ILCS 105/9)  (from Ch. 120, par. 439.9)
    Sec. 9. Except as to motor vehicles, watercraft, aircraft,
and trailers that are required to be registered with an agency
of this State, each retailer required or authorized to collect
the tax imposed by this Act shall pay to the Department the
amount of such tax (except as otherwise provided) at the time
when he is required to file his return for the period during
which such tax was collected, 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 expenses incurred in collecting the
tax, keeping records, preparing and filing returns, remitting
the tax and supplying data to the Department on request. 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 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. A retailer need not remit that
part of any tax collected by him to the extent that he is
required to remit and does remit the tax imposed by the
Retailers' Occupation Tax Act, with respect to the sale of the
same property.
    Where such tangible personal property is sold under a
conditional sales contract, or under any other form of sale
wherein the payment of the principal sum, or a part thereof, is
extended beyond the close of the period for which the return is
filed, the retailer, in collecting the tax (except as to motor
vehicles, watercraft, aircraft, and trailers that are required
to be registered with an agency of this State), may collect for
each tax return period, only the tax applicable to that part of
the selling price actually received during such tax return
period.
    Except as provided in this Section, on or before the
twentieth day of each calendar month, such retailer shall file
a return for the preceding calendar month. Such return shall be
filed on forms prescribed by the Department and shall furnish
such information as the Department may reasonably require.
    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;
        5-5. The signature of the taxpayer; and
        6. Such other reasonable information as the Department
    may require.
    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.
    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" means 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.
    Before October 1, 2000, if the taxpayer's average monthly
tax liability to the Department under this Act, the Retailers'
Occupation Tax Act, the Service Occupation Tax Act, the Service
Use Tax 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 Retailers' Occupation Tax Act, the Service Occupation Tax
Act, and the Service Use Tax 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 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 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 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 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.
    If any such payment provided for in this Section exceeds
the taxpayer's liabilities under this Act, the Retailers'
Occupation Tax Act, the Service Occupation Tax Act and the
Service Use Tax Act, as shown by an original monthly return,
the Department shall issue to the taxpayer a credit memorandum
no later than 30 days after the date of payment, which
memorandum may be submitted by the taxpayer to the Department
in payment of tax liability subsequently to be remitted by the
taxpayer to the Department or be assigned by the taxpayer to a
similar taxpayer under this Act, the Retailers' Occupation 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, except that if such excess
payment is shown on an original monthly return and is made
after December 31, 1986, no credit memorandum shall be issued,
unless requested by the taxpayer. If no such request is made,
the taxpayer may credit such excess payment against tax
liability subsequently to be remitted by the taxpayer to the
Department under this Act, the Retailers' Occupation 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 determines that
all or any part of the credit taken was not actually due to the
taxpayer, the taxpayer's 2.1% or 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 the taxpayer shall be
liable for penalties and interest on such difference.
    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 to 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.
    In addition, with respect to motor vehicles, watercraft,
aircraft, and trailers that are required to be registered with
an agency of this State, 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 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 3-55 of this
Act, then that seller may report the transfer of all the
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.
    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 2 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
and 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 2 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 date 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 tax
that is imposed by this Act 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 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
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.
    Where a retailer collects the tax with respect to the
selling price of tangible personal property which he sells and
the purchaser thereafter returns such tangible personal
property and the retailer refunds the selling price thereof to
the purchaser, such retailer shall also refund, to the
purchaser, the tax so collected from the purchaser. When filing
his return for the period in which he refunds such tax to the
purchaser, the retailer may deduct the amount of the tax so
refunded by him to the purchaser from any other use tax which
such retailer may be required to pay or remit to the
Department, as shown by such return, if the amount of the tax
to be deducted was previously remitted to the Department by
such retailer. If the retailer has not previously remitted the
amount of such tax to the Department, he is entitled to no
deduction under this Act upon refunding such tax to the
purchaser.
    Any retailer filing a return under this Section shall also
include (for the purpose of paying tax thereon) the total tax
covered by such return upon the selling price of tangible
personal property purchased by him at retail from a retailer,
but as to which the tax imposed by this Act was not collected
from the retailer filing such return, and such retailer shall
remit the amount of such tax to the Department when filing such
return.
    If experience indicates such action to be practicable, the
Department may prescribe and furnish a combination or joint
return which will enable retailers, who are required to file
returns hereunder and also under the Retailers' Occupation Tax
Act, to furnish all the return information required by both
Acts on the one form.
    Where the retailer has more than one business registered
with the Department under separate registration under this Act,
such retailer 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.
    Beginning January 1, 1990, each month the Department shall
pay into the State and Local Sales Tax Reform Fund, a special
fund in the State Treasury which is hereby created, the net
revenue realized for the preceding month from the 1% tax on
sales of food for human consumption which is to be consumed off
the premises where it is sold (other than alcoholic beverages,
soft drinks and food which has been prepared for immediate
consumption) and prescription and nonprescription medicines,
drugs, medical appliances, products classified as Class III
medical devices by the United States Food and Drug
Administration that are used for cancer treatment pursuant to a
prescription, as well as any accessories and components related
to those devices, and insulin, urine testing materials,
syringes and needles used by diabetics.
    Beginning January 1, 1990, each month the Department shall
pay into the County and Mass Transit District Fund 4% of the
net revenue realized for the preceding month from the 6.25%
general rate on the selling price of tangible personal property
which is purchased outside Illinois at retail from a retailer
and which is titled or registered by an agency of this State's
government.
    Beginning January 1, 1990, each month the Department shall
pay into the State and Local Sales Tax Reform Fund, a special
fund in the State Treasury, 20% 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 tangible
personal property which is purchased outside Illinois at retail
from a retailer and which is titled or registered by an agency
of this State's government.
    Beginning August 1, 2000, each month the Department shall
pay into the State and Local Sales Tax Reform Fund 100% 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
State and Local Sales Tax Reform Fund 100% 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 which is
purchased outside Illinois at retail from a retailer and which
is titled or registered by an agency of this State's
government.
    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 (CAA) 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 (CAA) Permit Fund under this Act
and the Retailers' Occupation 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 Service Use Tax Act, the Service
Occupation Tax Act, and the Retailers' 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 Service Use Tax Act, the Service Occupation Tax Act, and
the Retailers' 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 this Act, the Service Use Tax
Act, the Service Occupation Tax Act, and the Retailers'
Occupation Tax 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 Section 3
of the Retailers' Occupation Tax 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 defined in Section 3
of the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act), 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 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 during such month 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; and, further provided,
that the amounts payable into the Build Illinois Fund under
this clause (b) 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 the 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
preceding sentence and shall reduce the amount otherwise
payable for such fiscal year pursuant to clause (b) of the
preceding sentence. 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 the 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
2021246,000,000
2022260,000,000
2023275,000,000
2024 275,000,000
2025 275,000,000
2026 279,000,000
2027 292,000,000
2028 307,000,000
2029 322,000,000
2030 338,000,000
2031 350,000,000
2032 350,000,000
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 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 the effective date of this
amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly, 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.
    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.
    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.
(Source: P.A. 98-24, eff. 6-19-13; 98-109, eff. 7-25-13;
98-496, eff. 1-1-14; 98-756, eff. 7-16-14; 98-1098, eff.
8-26-14; 99-352, eff. 8-12-15.)
 
    Section 10. The Service Use Tax Act is amended by changing
Sections 3-10 and 9 as follows:
 
    (35 ILCS 110/3-10)  (from Ch. 120, par. 439.33-10)
    Sec. 3-10. Rate of tax. Unless otherwise provided in this
Section, the tax imposed by this Act is at the rate of 6.25% of
the selling price of tangible personal property transferred as
an incident to the sale of service, but, for the purpose of
computing this tax, in no event shall the selling price be less
than the cost price of the property to the serviceman.
    Beginning on July 1, 2000 and through December 31, 2000,
with respect to motor fuel, as defined in Section 1.1 of the
Motor Fuel Tax Law, and gasohol, as defined in Section 3-40 of
the Use Tax Act, the tax is imposed at the rate of 1.25%.
    With respect to gasohol, as defined in the Use Tax Act, the
tax imposed by this Act applies to (i) 70% of the selling price
of property transferred as an incident to the sale of service
on or after January 1, 1990, and before July 1, 2003, (ii) 80%
of the selling price of property transferred as an incident to
the sale of service on or after July 1, 2003 and on or before
December 31, 2018, and (iii) 100% of the selling price
thereafter. If, at any time, however, the tax under this Act on
sales of gasohol, as defined in the Use Tax Act, is imposed at
the rate of 1.25%, then the tax imposed by this Act applies to
100% of the proceeds of sales of gasohol made during that time.
    With respect to majority blended ethanol fuel, as defined
in the Use Tax Act, the tax imposed by this Act does not apply
to the selling price of property transferred as an incident to
the sale of service on or after July 1, 2003 and on or before
December 31, 2018 but applies to 100% of the selling price
thereafter.
    With respect to biodiesel blends, as defined in the Use Tax
Act, with no less than 1% and no more than 10% biodiesel, the
tax imposed by this Act applies to (i) 80% of the selling price
of property transferred as an incident to the sale of service
on or after July 1, 2003 and on or before December 31, 2018 and
(ii) 100% of the proceeds of the selling price thereafter. If,
at any time, however, the tax under this Act on sales of
biodiesel blends, as defined in the Use Tax Act, with no less
than 1% and no more than 10% biodiesel is imposed at the rate
of 1.25%, then the tax imposed by this Act applies to 100% of
the proceeds of sales of biodiesel blends with no less than 1%
and no more than 10% biodiesel made during that time.
    With respect to 100% biodiesel, as defined in the Use Tax
Act, and biodiesel blends, as defined in the Use Tax Act, with
more than 10% but no more than 99% biodiesel, the tax imposed
by this Act does not apply to the proceeds of the selling price
of property transferred as an incident to the sale of service
on or after July 1, 2003 and on or before December 31, 2018 but
applies to 100% of the selling price thereafter.
    At the election of any registered serviceman made for each
fiscal year, sales of service in which the aggregate annual
cost price of tangible personal property transferred as an
incident to the sales of service is less than 35%, or 75% in
the case of servicemen transferring prescription drugs or
servicemen engaged in graphic arts production, of the aggregate
annual total gross receipts from all sales of service, the tax
imposed by this Act shall be based on the serviceman's cost
price of the tangible personal property transferred as an
incident to the sale of those services.
    The tax shall be imposed at the rate of 1% on food prepared
for immediate consumption and transferred incident to a sale of
service subject to this Act or the Service Occupation Tax Act
by an entity licensed under the Hospital Licensing Act, the
Nursing Home Care Act, the ID/DD Community Care Act, the MC/DD
Act, the Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Act of 2013,
or the Child Care Act of 1969. The tax shall also be imposed at
the rate of 1% on 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 is not otherwise
included in this paragraph) and prescription and
nonprescription medicines, drugs, medical appliances, products
classified as Class III medical devices by the United States
Food and Drug Administration that are used for cancer treatment
pursuant to a prescription, as well as any accessories and
components related to those devices, modifications to a motor
vehicle for the purpose of rendering it usable by a person with
a disability, and insulin, urine testing materials, syringes,
and needles used by diabetics, for human use. For the purposes
of this Section, until September 1, 2009: the term "soft
drinks" means any complete, finished, ready-to-use,
non-alcoholic drink, whether carbonated or not, including but
not limited to soda water, cola, fruit juice, vegetable juice,
carbonated water, and all other preparations commonly known as
soft drinks of whatever kind or description that are contained
in any closed or sealed bottle, can, carton, or container,
regardless of size; but "soft drinks" does not include coffee,
tea, non-carbonated water, infant formula, milk or milk
products as defined in the Grade A Pasteurized Milk and Milk
Products Act, or drinks containing 50% or more natural fruit or
vegetable juice.
    Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Act,
beginning September 1, 2009, "soft drinks" means non-alcoholic
beverages that contain natural or artificial sweeteners. "Soft
drinks" do not include beverages that contain milk or milk
products, soy, rice or similar milk substitutes, or greater
than 50% of vegetable or fruit juice by volume.
    Until August 1, 2009, and notwithstanding any other
provisions of this Act, "food for human consumption that is to
be consumed off the premises where it is sold" includes all
food sold through a vending machine, except soft drinks and
food products that are dispensed hot from a vending machine,
regardless of the location of the vending machine. Beginning
August 1, 2009, and notwithstanding any other provisions of
this Act, "food for human consumption that is to be consumed
off the premises where it is sold" includes all food sold
through a vending machine, except soft drinks, candy, and food
products that are dispensed hot from a vending machine,
regardless of the location of the vending machine.
    Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Act,
beginning September 1, 2009, "food for human consumption that
is to be consumed off the premises where it is sold" does not
include candy. For purposes of this Section, "candy" means a
preparation of sugar, honey, or other natural or artificial
sweeteners in combination with chocolate, fruits, nuts or other
ingredients or flavorings in the form of bars, drops, or
pieces. "Candy" does not include any preparation that contains
flour or requires refrigeration.
    Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Act,
beginning September 1, 2009, "nonprescription medicines and
drugs" does not include grooming and hygiene products. For
purposes of this Section, "grooming and hygiene products"
includes, but is not limited to, soaps and cleaning solutions,
shampoo, toothpaste, mouthwash, antiperspirants, and sun tan
lotions and screens, unless those products are available by
prescription only, regardless of whether the products meet the
definition of "over-the-counter-drugs". For the purposes of
this paragraph, "over-the-counter-drug" means a drug for human
use that contains a label that identifies the product as a drug
as required by 21 C.F.R. 201.66. The "over-the-counter-drug"
label includes:
        (A) A "Drug Facts" panel; or
        (B) A statement of the "active ingredient(s)" with a
    list of those ingredients contained in the compound,
    substance or preparation.
    Beginning on January 1, 2014 (the effective date of Public
Act 98-122), "prescription and nonprescription medicines and
drugs" includes medical cannabis purchased from a registered
dispensing organization under the Compassionate Use of Medical
Cannabis Pilot Program Act.
    If the property that is acquired from a serviceman is
acquired outside Illinois and used outside Illinois before
being brought to Illinois for use here and is taxable under
this Act, the "selling price" on which the tax is computed
shall be reduced by an amount that represents a reasonable
allowance for depreciation for the period of prior out-of-state
use.
(Source: P.A. 98-104, eff. 7-22-13; 98-122, eff. 1-1-14;
98-756, eff. 7-16-14; 99-143, eff. 7-27-15; 99-180, eff.
7-29-15; revised 10-16-15.)
 
    (35 ILCS 110/9)  (from Ch. 120, par. 439.39)
    Sec. 9. Each serviceman required or authorized to collect
the tax herein imposed shall pay to the Department the amount
of such tax (except as otherwise provided) at the time when he
is required to file his return for the period during which such
tax was collected, 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
serviceman for expenses incurred in collecting the tax, keeping
records, preparing and filing returns, remitting the tax and
supplying data to the Department on request. The Department may
disallow the discount for servicemen 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. A serviceman need not remit that
part of any tax collected by him to the extent that he is
required to pay and does pay the tax imposed by the Service
Occupation Tax Act with respect to his sale of service
involving the incidental transfer by him of the same property.
    Except as provided hereinafter in this Section, on or
before the twentieth day of each calendar month, such
serviceman shall file a return for the preceding calendar month
in accordance with reasonable Rules and Regulations to be
promulgated by the Department. Such return shall be filed on a
form prescribed by the Department and shall contain such
information as the Department may reasonably require.
    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 business as a serviceman in this State;
        3. The total amount of taxable receipts received by him
    during the 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;
        5-5. The signature of the taxpayer; and
        6. Such other reasonable information as the Department
    may require.
    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.
    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" means 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.
    If the serviceman is otherwise required to file a monthly
return and if the serviceman'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 serviceman is otherwise required to file a monthly
or quarterly return and if the serviceman's average monthly tax
liability to 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 serviceman may file his return, in the
case of any serviceman who ceases to engage in a kind of
business which makes him responsible for filing returns under
this Act, such serviceman shall file a final return under this
Act with the Department not more than 1 month after
discontinuing such business.
    Where a serviceman collects the tax with respect to the
selling price of property which he sells and the purchaser
thereafter returns such property and the serviceman refunds the
selling price thereof to the purchaser, such serviceman shall
also refund, to the purchaser, the tax so collected from the
purchaser. When filing his return for the period in which he
refunds such tax to the purchaser, the serviceman may deduct
the amount of the tax so refunded by him to the purchaser from
any other Service Use Tax, Service Occupation Tax, retailers'
occupation tax or use tax which such serviceman may be required
to pay or remit to the Department, as shown by such return,
provided that the amount of the tax to be deducted shall
previously have been remitted to the Department by such
serviceman. If the serviceman shall not previously have
remitted the amount of such tax to the Department, he shall be
entitled to no deduction hereunder upon refunding such tax to
the purchaser.
    Any serviceman filing a return hereunder shall also include
the total tax upon the selling price of tangible personal
property purchased for use by him as an incident to a sale of
service, and such serviceman shall remit the amount of such tax
to the Department when filing such return.
    If experience indicates such action to be practicable, the
Department may prescribe and furnish a combination or joint
return which will enable servicemen, who are required to file
returns hereunder and also under the Service Occupation Tax
Act, to furnish all the return information required by both
Acts on the one form.
    Where the serviceman has more than one business registered
with the Department under separate registration hereunder,
such serviceman shall 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.
    Beginning January 1, 1990, each month the Department shall
pay into the State and Local Tax Reform Fund, a special fund in
the State Treasury, the net revenue realized for the preceding
month from the 1% tax on sales of food for human consumption
which is to be consumed off the premises where it is sold
(other than alcoholic beverages, soft drinks and food which has
been prepared for immediate consumption) and prescription and
nonprescription medicines, drugs, medical appliances, products
classified as Class III medical devices, by the United States
Food and Drug Administration that are used for cancer treatment
pursuant to a prescription, as well as any accessories and
components related to those devices, and insulin, urine testing
materials, syringes and needles used by diabetics.
    Beginning January 1, 1990, each month the Department shall
pay into the State and Local Sales Tax Reform Fund 20% of the
net revenue realized for the preceding month from the 6.25%
general rate on transfers of tangible personal property, other
than tangible personal property which is purchased outside
Illinois at retail from a retailer and which is titled or
registered by an agency of this State's government.
    Beginning August 1, 2000, each month the Department shall
pay into the State and Local Sales Tax Reform Fund 100% of the
net revenue realized for the preceding month from the 1.25%
rate on the selling price of motor fuel and gasohol.
    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, 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
Occupation Tax Act, and the Retailers' 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 Occupation Tax Act, and the
Retailers' 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, this Act, the
Service Occupation Tax Act, and the Retailers' Occupation Tax
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 Section 3
of the Retailers' Occupation Tax 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 defined in Section 3
of the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act), 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 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 during such month 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; and, further provided,
that the amounts payable into the Build Illinois Fund under
this clause (b) 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 the 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
preceding sentence and shall reduce the amount otherwise
payable for such fiscal year pursuant to clause (b) of the
preceding sentence. 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 the 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
2021246,000,000
2022260,000,000
2023275,000,000
2024 275,000,000
2025 275,000,000
2026 279,000,000
2027 292,000,000
2028 307,000,000
2029 322,000,000
2030 338,000,000
2031 350,000,000
2032 350,000,000
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 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 the effective date of this
amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly, 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.
    Of the remainder of the moneys received by the Department
pursuant to this Act, 75% thereof shall be paid into the
General Revenue Fund of 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.
    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.
(Source: P.A. 98-24, eff. 6-19-13; 98-109, eff. 7-25-13;
98-298, eff. 8-9-13; 98-496, eff. 1-1-14; 98-756, eff. 7-16-14;
98-1098, eff. 8-26-14; 99-352, eff. 8-12-15.)
 
    Section 15. The Service Occupation Tax Act is amended by
changing Sections 3-10 and 9 as follows:
 
    (35 ILCS 115/3-10)  (from Ch. 120, par. 439.103-10)
    Sec. 3-10. Rate of tax. Unless otherwise provided in this
Section, the tax imposed by this Act is at the rate of 6.25% of
the "selling price", as defined in Section 2 of the Service Use
Tax Act, of the tangible personal property. For the purpose of
computing this tax, in no event shall the "selling price" be
less than the cost price to the serviceman of the tangible
personal property transferred. The selling price of each item
of tangible personal property transferred as an incident of a
sale of service may be shown as a distinct and separate item on
the serviceman's billing to the service customer. If the
selling price is not so shown, the selling price of the
tangible personal property is deemed to be 50% of the
serviceman's entire billing to the service customer. When,
however, a serviceman contracts to design, develop, and produce
special order machinery or equipment, the tax imposed by this
Act shall be based on the serviceman's cost price of the
tangible personal property transferred incident to the
completion of the contract.
    Beginning on July 1, 2000 and through December 31, 2000,
with respect to motor fuel, as defined in Section 1.1 of the
Motor Fuel Tax Law, and gasohol, as defined in Section 3-40 of
the Use Tax Act, the tax is imposed at the rate of 1.25%.
    With respect to gasohol, as defined in the Use Tax Act, the
tax imposed by this Act shall apply to (i) 70% of the cost
price of property transferred as an incident to the sale of
service on or after January 1, 1990, and before July 1, 2003,
(ii) 80% of the selling price of property transferred as an
incident to the sale of service on or after July 1, 2003 and on
or before December 31, 2018, and (iii) 100% of the cost price
thereafter. If, at any time, however, the tax under this Act on
sales of gasohol, as defined in the Use Tax Act, is imposed at
the rate of 1.25%, then the tax imposed by this Act applies to
100% of the proceeds of sales of gasohol made during that time.
    With respect to majority blended ethanol fuel, as defined
in the Use Tax Act, the tax imposed by this Act does not apply
to the selling price of property transferred as an incident to
the sale of service on or after July 1, 2003 and on or before
December 31, 2018 but applies to 100% of the selling price
thereafter.
    With respect to biodiesel blends, as defined in the Use Tax
Act, with no less than 1% and no more than 10% biodiesel, the
tax imposed by this Act applies to (i) 80% of the selling price
of property transferred as an incident to the sale of service
on or after July 1, 2003 and on or before December 31, 2018 and
(ii) 100% of the proceeds of the selling price thereafter. If,
at any time, however, the tax under this Act on sales of
biodiesel blends, as defined in the Use Tax Act, with no less
than 1% and no more than 10% biodiesel is imposed at the rate
of 1.25%, then the tax imposed by this Act applies to 100% of
the proceeds of sales of biodiesel blends with no less than 1%
and no more than 10% biodiesel made during that time.
    With respect to 100% biodiesel, as defined in the Use Tax
Act, and biodiesel blends, as defined in the Use Tax Act, with
more than 10% but no more than 99% biodiesel material, the tax
imposed by this Act does not apply to the proceeds of the
selling price of property transferred as an incident to the
sale of service on or after July 1, 2003 and on or before
December 31, 2018 but applies to 100% of the selling price
thereafter.
    At the election of any registered serviceman made for each
fiscal year, sales of service in which the aggregate annual
cost price of tangible personal property transferred as an
incident to the sales of service is less than 35%, or 75% in
the case of servicemen transferring prescription drugs or
servicemen engaged in graphic arts production, of the aggregate
annual total gross receipts from all sales of service, the tax
imposed by this Act shall be based on the serviceman's cost
price of the tangible personal property transferred incident to
the sale of those services.
    The tax shall be imposed at the rate of 1% on food prepared
for immediate consumption and transferred incident to a sale of
service subject to this Act or the Service Occupation Tax Act
by an entity licensed under the Hospital Licensing Act, the
Nursing Home Care Act, the ID/DD Community Care Act, the MC/DD
Act, the Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Act of 2013,
or the Child Care Act of 1969. The tax shall also be imposed at
the rate of 1% on 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 is not otherwise
included in this paragraph) and prescription and
nonprescription medicines, drugs, medical appliances, products
classified as Class III medical devices by the United States
Food and Drug Administration that are used for cancer treatment
pursuant to a prescription, as well as any accessories and
components related to those devices, modifications to a motor
vehicle for the purpose of rendering it usable by a person with
a disability, and insulin, urine testing materials, syringes,
and needles used by diabetics, for human use. For the purposes
of this Section, until September 1, 2009: the term "soft
drinks" means any complete, finished, ready-to-use,
non-alcoholic drink, whether carbonated or not, including but
not limited to soda water, cola, fruit juice, vegetable juice,
carbonated water, and all other preparations commonly known as
soft drinks of whatever kind or description that are contained
in any closed or sealed can, carton, or container, regardless
of size; but "soft drinks" does not include coffee, tea,
non-carbonated water, infant formula, milk or milk products as
defined in the Grade A Pasteurized Milk and Milk Products Act,
or drinks containing 50% or more natural fruit or vegetable
juice.
    Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Act,
beginning September 1, 2009, "soft drinks" means non-alcoholic
beverages that contain natural or artificial sweeteners. "Soft
drinks" do not include beverages that contain milk or milk
products, soy, rice or similar milk substitutes, or greater
than 50% of vegetable or fruit juice by volume.
    Until August 1, 2009, and notwithstanding any other
provisions of this Act, "food for human consumption that is to
be consumed off the premises where it is sold" includes all
food sold through a vending machine, except soft drinks and
food products that are dispensed hot from a vending machine,
regardless of the location of the vending machine. Beginning
August 1, 2009, and notwithstanding any other provisions of
this Act, "food for human consumption that is to be consumed
off the premises where it is sold" includes all food sold
through a vending machine, except soft drinks, candy, and food
products that are dispensed hot from a vending machine,
regardless of the location of the vending machine.
    Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Act,
beginning September 1, 2009, "food for human consumption that
is to be consumed off the premises where it is sold" does not
include candy. For purposes of this Section, "candy" means a
preparation of sugar, honey, or other natural or artificial
sweeteners in combination with chocolate, fruits, nuts or other
ingredients or flavorings in the form of bars, drops, or
pieces. "Candy" does not include any preparation that contains
flour or requires refrigeration.
    Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Act,
beginning September 1, 2009, "nonprescription medicines and
drugs" does not include grooming and hygiene products. For
purposes of this Section, "grooming and hygiene products"
includes, but is not limited to, soaps and cleaning solutions,
shampoo, toothpaste, mouthwash, antiperspirants, and sun tan
lotions and screens, unless those products are available by
prescription only, regardless of whether the products meet the
definition of "over-the-counter-drugs". For the purposes of
this paragraph, "over-the-counter-drug" means a drug for human
use that contains a label that identifies the product as a drug
as required by 21 C.F.R. 201.66. The "over-the-counter-drug"
label includes:
        (A) A "Drug Facts" panel; or
        (B) A statement of the "active ingredient(s)" with a
    list of those ingredients contained in the compound,
    substance or preparation.
    Beginning on January 1, 2014 (the effective date of Public
Act 98-122), "prescription and nonprescription medicines and
drugs" includes medical cannabis purchased from a registered
dispensing organization under the Compassionate Use of Medical
Cannabis Pilot Program Act.
(Source: P.A. 98-104, eff. 7-22-13; 98-122, eff. 1-1-14;
98-756, eff. 7-16-14; 99-143, eff. 7-27-15; 99-180, eff.
7-29-15; revised 10-16-15.)
 
    (35 ILCS 115/9)  (from Ch. 120, par. 439.109)
    Sec. 9. Each serviceman required or authorized to collect
the tax herein imposed shall pay to the Department the amount
of such tax at the time when he is required to file his return
for the period during which such tax was collectible, 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 serviceman for
expenses incurred in collecting the tax, keeping records,
preparing and filing returns, remitting the tax and supplying
data to the Department on request. The Department may disallow
the discount for servicemen 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.
    Where such tangible personal property is sold under a
conditional sales contract, or under any other form of sale
wherein the payment of the principal sum, or a part thereof, is
extended beyond the close of the period for which the return is
filed, the serviceman, in collecting the tax may collect, for
each tax return period, only the tax applicable to the part of
the selling price actually received during such tax return
period.
    Except as provided hereinafter in this Section, on or
before the twentieth day of each calendar month, such
serviceman shall file a return for the preceding calendar month
in accordance with reasonable rules and regulations to be
promulgated by the Department of Revenue. Such return shall be
filed on a form prescribed by the Department and shall contain
such information as the Department may reasonably require.
    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 business as a serviceman in this State;
        3. The total amount of taxable receipts received by him
    during the 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;
        5-5. The signature of the taxpayer; and
        6. Such other reasonable information as the Department
    may require.
    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.
    Prior to October 1, 2003, and on and after September 1,
2004 a serviceman may accept a Manufacturer's Purchase Credit
certification from a purchaser in satisfaction of Service Use
Tax as provided in Section 3-70 of the Service Use Tax Act if
the purchaser provides the appropriate documentation as
required by Section 3-70 of the Service Use Tax Act. A
Manufacturer's Purchase Credit certification, accepted prior
to October 1, 2003 or on or after September 1, 2004 by a
serviceman as provided in Section 3-70 of the Service Use Tax
Act, may be used by that serviceman to satisfy Service
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 Purchase
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.
    If the serviceman'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 serviceman's average monthly tax liability to 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 serviceman may file his return, in the
case of any serviceman who ceases to engage in a kind of
business which makes him responsible for filing returns under
this Act, such serviceman shall file a final return under this
Act with the Department not more than 1 month after
discontinuing such business.
    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" means 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.
    Where a serviceman collects the tax with respect to the
selling price of tangible personal property which he sells and
the purchaser thereafter returns such tangible personal
property and the serviceman refunds the selling price thereof
to the purchaser, such serviceman shall also refund, to the
purchaser, the tax so collected from the purchaser. When filing
his return for the period in which he refunds such tax to the
purchaser, the serviceman may deduct the amount of the tax so
refunded by him to the purchaser from any other Service
Occupation Tax, Service Use Tax, Retailers' Occupation Tax or
Use Tax which such serviceman may be required to pay or remit
to the Department, as shown by such return, provided that the
amount of the tax to be deducted shall previously have been
remitted to the Department by such serviceman. If the
serviceman shall not previously have remitted the amount of
such tax to the Department, he shall be entitled to no
deduction hereunder upon refunding such tax to the purchaser.
    If experience indicates such action to be practicable, the
Department may prescribe and furnish a combination or joint
return which will enable servicemen, who are required to file
returns hereunder and also under the Retailers' Occupation Tax
Act, the Use Tax Act or the Service Use Tax Act, to furnish all
the return information required by all said Acts on the one
form.
    Where the serviceman has more than one business registered
with the Department under separate registrations hereunder,
such serviceman shall file separate returns for each registered
business.
    Beginning January 1, 1990, each month the Department shall
pay into the Local Government Tax Fund the revenue realized for
the preceding month from the 1% tax on sales of food for human
consumption which is to be consumed off the premises where it
is sold (other than alcoholic beverages, soft drinks and food
which has been prepared for immediate consumption) and
prescription and nonprescription medicines, drugs, medical
appliances, products classified as Class III medical devices by
the United States Food and Drug Administration that are used
for cancer treatment pursuant to a prescription, as well as any
accessories and components related to those devices, and
insulin, urine testing materials, syringes and needles used by
diabetics.
    Beginning January 1, 1990, each month the Department shall
pay into the County and Mass Transit District Fund 4% of the
revenue realized for the preceding month from the 6.25% general
rate.
    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 January 1, 1990, each month the Department shall
pay into the Local Government Tax Fund 16% of the revenue
realized for the preceding month from the 6.25% general rate on
transfers of tangible personal property.
    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 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, 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 Retailers' 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 Retailers'
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, this Act, and the Retailers' Occupation Tax 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 Section 3
of the Retailers' Occupation Tax 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 defined in Section 3
of the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act), 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 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 Account in the
Build Illinois Fund during such month and (2) the amount
transferred during such month 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; and, further provided,
that the amounts payable into the Build Illinois Fund under
this clause (b) 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 the 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
preceding sentence and shall reduce the amount otherwise
payable for such fiscal year pursuant to clause (b) of the
preceding sentence. 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 the 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
2021246,000,000
2022260,000,000
2023275,000,000
2024 275,000,000
2025 275,000,000
2026 279,000,000
2027 292,000,000
2028 307,000,000
2029 322,000,000
2030 338,000,000
2031 350,000,000
2032 350,000,000
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 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 the effective date of this
amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly, 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.
    Of the remainder of the moneys received by the Department
pursuant to this Act, 75% shall be paid into the General
Revenue Fund of 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 taxpayer'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 taxpayer shall attach to his annual return a
schedule showing a reconciliation of the 2 amounts and the
reasons for the difference. The taxpayer's annual return to the
Department shall also disclose the cost of goods sold by the
taxpayer during the year covered by such return, opening and
closing inventories of such goods for such year, cost of goods
used from stock or taken from stock and given away by the
taxpayer during such year, pay roll information of the
taxpayer'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 taxpayer as hereinbefore
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 foregoing portion of this Section concerning the filing
of an annual information return shall not apply to a serviceman
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, it shall be
permissible for manufacturers, importers and wholesalers whose
products are sold by numerous servicemen in Illinois, and who
wish to do so, to assume the responsibility for accounting and
paying to the Department all tax accruing under this Act with
respect to such sales, if the servicemen who are affected do
not make written objection to the Department to this
arrangement.
(Source: P.A. 98-24, eff. 6-19-13; 98-109, eff. 7-25-13;
98-298, eff. 8-9-13; 98-496, eff. 1-1-14; 98-756, eff. 7-16-14;
98-1098, eff. 8-26-14; 99-352, eff. 8-12-15.)
 
    Section 20. The Retailers' Occupation Tax Act is amended by
changing Sections 2-10 and 3 as follows:
 
    (35 ILCS 120/2-10)
    Sec. 2-10. Rate of tax. Unless otherwise provided in this
Section, the tax imposed by this Act is at the rate of 6.25% of
gross receipts from sales of tangible personal property made in
the course of business.
    Beginning on July 1, 2000 and through December 31, 2000,
with respect to motor fuel, as defined in Section 1.1 of the
Motor Fuel Tax Law, and gasohol, as defined in Section 3-40 of
the Use Tax Act, the tax is imposed at the rate of 1.25%.
    Beginning on August 6, 2010 through August 15, 2010, with
respect to sales tax holiday items as defined in Section 2-8 of
this Act, the tax is imposed at the rate of 1.25%.
    Within 14 days after the effective date of this amendatory
Act of the 91st General Assembly, each retailer of motor fuel
and gasohol shall cause the following notice to be posted in a
prominently visible place on each retail dispensing device that
is used to dispense motor fuel or gasohol in the State of
Illinois: "As of July 1, 2000, the State of Illinois has
eliminated the State's share of sales tax on motor fuel and
gasohol through December 31, 2000. The price on this pump
should reflect the elimination of the tax." The notice shall be
printed in bold print on a sign that is no smaller than 4
inches by 8 inches. The sign shall be clearly visible to
customers. Any retailer who fails to post or maintain a
required sign through December 31, 2000 is guilty of a petty
offense for which the fine shall be $500 per day per each
retail premises where a violation occurs.
    With respect to gasohol, as defined in the Use Tax Act, the
tax imposed by this Act applies to (i) 70% of the proceeds of
sales made on or after January 1, 1990, and before July 1,
2003, (ii) 80% of the proceeds of sales made on or after July
1, 2003 and on or before December 31, 2018, and (iii) 100% of
the proceeds of sales made thereafter. If, at any time,
however, the tax under this Act on sales of gasohol, as defined
in the Use Tax Act, is imposed at the rate of 1.25%, then the
tax imposed by this Act applies to 100% of the proceeds of
sales of gasohol made during that time.
    With respect to majority blended ethanol fuel, as defined
in the Use Tax Act, the tax imposed by this Act does not apply
to the proceeds of sales made on or after July 1, 2003 and on or
before December 31, 2018 but applies to 100% of the proceeds of
sales made thereafter.
    With respect to biodiesel blends, as defined in the Use Tax
Act, with no less than 1% and no more than 10% biodiesel, the
tax imposed by this Act applies to (i) 80% of the proceeds of
sales made on or after July 1, 2003 and on or before December
31, 2018 and (ii) 100% of the proceeds of sales made
thereafter. If, at any time, however, the tax under this Act on
sales of biodiesel blends, as defined in the Use Tax Act, with
no less than 1% and no more than 10% biodiesel is imposed at
the rate of 1.25%, then the tax imposed by this Act applies to
100% of the proceeds of sales of biodiesel blends with no less
than 1% and no more than 10% biodiesel made during that time.
    With respect to 100% biodiesel, as defined in the Use Tax
Act, and biodiesel blends, as defined in the Use Tax Act, with
more than 10% but no more than 99% biodiesel, the tax imposed
by this Act does not apply to the proceeds of sales made on or
after July 1, 2003 and on or before December 31, 2018 but
applies to 100% of the proceeds of sales made thereafter.
    With respect to 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, products
classified as Class III medical devices by the United States
Food and Drug Administration that are used for cancer treatment
pursuant to a prescription, as well as any accessories and
components related to those devices, modifications to a motor
vehicle for the purpose of rendering it usable by a person with
a disability, and insulin, urine testing materials, syringes,
and needles used by diabetics, for human use, the tax is
imposed at the rate of 1%. For the purposes of this Section,
until September 1, 2009: the term "soft drinks" means any
complete, finished, ready-to-use, non-alcoholic drink, whether
carbonated or not, including but not limited to soda water,
cola, fruit juice, vegetable juice, carbonated water, and all
other preparations commonly known as soft drinks of whatever
kind or description that are contained in any closed or sealed
bottle, can, carton, or container, regardless of size; but
"soft drinks" does not include coffee, tea, non-carbonated
water, infant formula, milk or milk products as defined in the
Grade A Pasteurized Milk and Milk Products Act, or drinks
containing 50% or more natural fruit or vegetable juice.
    Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Act,
beginning September 1, 2009, "soft drinks" means non-alcoholic
beverages that contain natural or artificial sweeteners. "Soft
drinks" do not include beverages that contain milk or milk
products, soy, rice or similar milk substitutes, or greater
than 50% of vegetable or fruit juice by volume.
    Until August 1, 2009, and notwithstanding any other
provisions of this Act, "food for human consumption that is to
be consumed off the premises where it is sold" includes all
food sold through a vending machine, except soft drinks and
food products that are dispensed hot from a vending machine,
regardless of the location of the vending machine. Beginning
August 1, 2009, and notwithstanding any other provisions of
this Act, "food for human consumption that is to be consumed
off the premises where it is sold" includes all food sold
through a vending machine, except soft drinks, candy, and food
products that are dispensed hot from a vending machine,
regardless of the location of the vending machine.
    Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Act,
beginning September 1, 2009, "food for human consumption that
is to be consumed off the premises where it is sold" does not
include candy. For purposes of this Section, "candy" means a
preparation of sugar, honey, or other natural or artificial
sweeteners in combination with chocolate, fruits, nuts or other
ingredients or flavorings in the form of bars, drops, or
pieces. "Candy" does not include any preparation that contains
flour or requires refrigeration.
    Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Act,
beginning September 1, 2009, "nonprescription medicines and
drugs" does not include grooming and hygiene products. For
purposes of this Section, "grooming and hygiene products"
includes, but is not limited to, soaps and cleaning solutions,
shampoo, toothpaste, mouthwash, antiperspirants, and sun tan
lotions and screens, unless those products are available by
prescription only, regardless of whether the products meet the
definition of "over-the-counter-drugs". For the purposes of
this paragraph, "over-the-counter-drug" means a drug for human
use that contains a label that identifies the product as a drug
as required by 21 C.F.R. 201.66. The "over-the-counter-drug"
label includes:
        (A) A "Drug Facts" panel; or
        (B) A statement of the "active ingredient(s)" with a
    list of those ingredients contained in the compound,
    substance or preparation.
    Beginning on the effective date of this amendatory Act of
the 98th General Assembly, "prescription and nonprescription
medicines and drugs" includes medical cannabis purchased from a
registered dispensing organization under the Compassionate Use
of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act.
(Source: P.A. 98-122, eff. 1-1-14; 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)
 
    (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.
    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.
    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.
    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, 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.
    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. 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 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 the
effective date of this amendatory Act of 1985, 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 on sales of
food for human consumption which is to be consumed off the
premises where it is sold (other than alcoholic beverages, soft
drinks and food which has been prepared for immediate
consumption) and prescription and nonprescription medicines,
drugs, medical appliances, products classified as Class III
medical devices by the United States Food and Drug
Administration that are used for cancer treatment pursuant to a
prescription, as well as any accessories and components related
to those devices, and insulin, urine testing materials,
syringes and needles used by diabetics.
    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.
    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.
    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 (CAA) 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 (CAA) 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
2021246,000,000
2022260,000,000
2023275,000,000
2024 275,000,000
2025 275,000,000
2026 279,000,000
2027 292,000,000
2028 307,000,000
2029 322,000,000
2030 338,000,000
2031 350,000,000
2032 350,000,000
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 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 the effective date of this
amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly, 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.
    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. 98-24, eff. 6-19-13; 98-109, eff. 7-25-13;
98-496, eff. 1-1-14; 98-756, eff. 7-16-14; 98-1098, eff.
8-26-14; 99-352, eff. 8-12-15.)
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.