April 10, 2020
State and Local Tax
Illinois General Assembly
The House and Senate were not in session this week.
As noted last week, the House and the Senate extended the committee deadline (the deadline for moving House and Senate bills out of committee to the floor in the chamber of origin) to April 24. The House extended the third reading deadline to May 8 and the Senate extended the third reading deadline for Senate bills to May 7.
Under the original schedules issued at the beginning of legislative session, the House and the Senate were not scheduled to be in session this week or next week. As of this morning, it remains unclear when the General Assembly will return to Springfield.
None this week
None this week
COVID-19 state tax-related announcements
The Illinois Department of Revenue issued an
informing taxpayers and tax practitioners i
f they scheduled an electronic payment for 2019 income taxes to be paid on or before April 15, 2020, the
payment will not automatically be rescheduled to July 15, 2020. If they do nothing, the payment will
be made on the date originally chosen. The link provides information as to how the payment date may be changed.
Cook County Clerk
The Cook County Clerk has issued a Tax Buyer Update. The Update outlines procedures for tax buyers to submit notices of extension to the Clerk's office.
The Clerk's Office has also issued a Taxpayer Update. The Update states in pertinent part: "[t]o account for accruing statutory interest during the time the Clerk's Office is closed and not processing redemptions, the Clerk's Office will remove interest that accrued during the closure period. Therefore, tax redemption bills requested from the date the office reopens through the 44th-day grace period (currently June 1, 2020) will not have interest charged from March 18, 2020 through April 30, 2020."
The Internal Revenue Service has established a
Coronavirus Tax Relief
web page. Note that IRS IRS updated the page over the past week.
The April 3 edition of the Illinois Register did not contain any proposed or adopted rulemakings by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity or the Illinois Department or Revenue.
The Secretary of State filed a number of emergency rules including an emergency amendment to the Business Corporations Act which provides in pertinent part:
"Pursuant to the powers vested in him by Section 5(7) of the Secretary of State Act, the Secretary of State hereby extends for the duration of the disaster proclaimed by the Governor in Gubernatorial Proclamation number 2020-038 issued on March 9, 2020, and for a period of 30 days thereafter, the filing deadlines for materials required to be filed with the Secretary of State pursuant to Chapter 805 of the Illinois Compiled Statutes and which were due to be filed on or after March 17, 2020. This extension period may be rescinded by the Secretary of State through the adoption of an emergency rule. Any fees for late filings of materials shall be waived for materials subject to this Section."
The April 10 edition of the Illinois Register did not contain any proposed or adopted rulemakings by the Illinois Department of Revenue or the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.
Appellant filed a petition in the circuit court
seeking an order declaring the sale in error based on the failure of the Collector and the Cook
County Clerk to include the 2016 first installment tax liability in the scavenger sale. The Collector
opposed the petition, contending that, because the 2016 first installment was merely a tax estimate, it did not reflect the actual 2016 tax liability for the property and, thus, was properly not included in the scavenger sale. The circuit court agreed and denied appellant's petition.
On appeal the Appellant contended that the circuit court erred in denying his petition and the sales should be found in error. The appellate court upheld the judgment of the circuit court.
No new decisions were issued this week.
No new cases were filed this week.
Publications and Announcements
The Council on State Taxation issued a
to State Chamber Tax committees on state and local tax compliance relief. COST has also published a multistate
State and Local Tax Relief Tracker
The University of Illinois System Institute of Governmental and Public Affairs issued a
entitled What Policymakers Should Know About the Fiscal Impact of COVID-19 on Illinois.