(50 ILCS 753/20)
    Sec. 20. Administration of prepaid wireless 9-1-1 surcharge.
    (a) In the administration and enforcement of this Act, the provisions of Sections 2a, 2b, 2c, 3, 4, 5, 5a, 5b, 5c, 5d, 5e, 5f, 5g, 5i, 5j, 6, 6a, 6b, 6c, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 of the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act that are not inconsistent with this Act, and Section 3-7 of the Uniform Penalty and Interest Act shall apply, as far as practicable, to the subject matter of this Act to the same extent as if those provisions were included in this Act. References to "taxes" in these incorporated Sections shall be construed to apply to the administration, payment, and remittance of all surcharges under this Act. The Department shall establish registration and payment procedures that substantially coincide with the registration and payment procedures that apply to the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act.
    (b) A seller shall be permitted to deduct and retain 3% of prepaid wireless 9-1-1 surcharges that are collected by the seller from consumers and that are remitted and timely filed with the Department. Beginning January 1, 2018, the seller is allowed to deduct and retain a portion of the prepaid wireless 9-1-1 surcharges as authorized by this subsection only if the return is filed electronically as provided in Section 3 of the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act. Sellers who demonstrate that they do not have access to the Internet or demonstrate hardship in filing electronically may petition the Department to waive the electronic filing requirement.
    (c) Other than the amounts for deposit into the Municipal Wireless Service Emergency Fund, the Department shall pay to the State Treasurer all prepaid wireless E911 charges, penalties, and interest collected under this Act for deposit into the Statewide 9-1-1 Fund. On or before the 25th day of each calendar month, the Department shall prepare and certify to the Comptroller the amount available to the Department of State Police for distribution out of the Statewide 9-1-1 Fund. The amount certified shall be the amount (not including credit memoranda) collected during the second preceding calendar month by the Department plus an amount the Department determines is necessary to offset any amounts which were erroneously paid to a different taxing body. The amount paid to the Statewide 9-1-1 Fund shall not include any amount equal to the amount of refunds made during the second preceding calendar month by the Department of Revenue to retailers under this Act or any amount that the Department determines is necessary to offset any amounts which were payable to a different taxing body but were erroneously paid to the Statewide 9-1-1 Fund. The Department of State Police shall distribute the funds in accordance with Section 30 of the Emergency Telephone Safety Act. The Department may deduct an amount, not to exceed 2% of remitted charges, to be transferred into the Tax Compliance and Administration Fund to reimburse the Department for its direct costs of administering the collection and remittance of prepaid wireless 9-1-1 surcharges.
    (d) The Department shall administer the collection of all 9-1-1 surcharges and may adopt and enforce reasonable rules relating to the administration and enforcement of the provisions of this Act as may be deemed expedient. The Department shall require all surcharges collected under this Act to be reported on existing forms or combined forms, including, but not limited to, Form ST-1. Any overpayments received by the Department for liabilities reported on existing or combined returns shall be applied as an overpayment of retailers' occupation tax, use tax, service occupation tax, or service use tax liability.
    (e) If a home rule municipality having a population in excess of 500,000 as of the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly imposes an E911 surcharge under subsection (a-5) of Section 15 of this Act, then the Department shall pay to the State Treasurer all prepaid wireless E911 charges, penalties, and interest collected for deposit into the Municipal Wireless Service Emergency Fund. All deposits into the Municipal Wireless Service Emergency Fund shall be held by the State Treasurer as ex officio custodian apart from all public moneys or funds of this State. Any interest attributable to moneys in the Fund must be deposited into the Fund. Moneys in the Municipal Wireless Service Emergency Fund are not subject to appropriation. On or before the 25th day of each calendar month, the Department shall prepare and certify to the Comptroller the amount available for disbursement to the home rule municipality out of the Municipal Wireless Service Emergency Fund. The amount to be paid to the Municipal Wireless Service Emergency Fund shall be the amount (not including credit memoranda) collected during the second preceding calendar month by the Department plus an amount the Department determines is necessary to offset any amounts which were erroneously paid to a different taxing body. The amount paid to the Municipal Wireless Service Emergency Fund shall not include any amount equal to the amount of refunds made during the second preceding calendar month by the Department to retailers under this Act or any amount that the Department determines is necessary to offset any amounts which were payable to a different taxing body but were erroneously paid to the Municipal Wireless Service Emergency Fund. Within 10 days after receipt by the Comptroller of the certification provided for in this subsection, the Comptroller shall cause the orders to be drawn for the respective amounts in accordance with the directions in the certification. The Department may deduct an amount, not to exceed 2% of remitted charges, to be transferred into the Tax Compliance and Administration Fund to reimburse the Department for its direct costs of administering the collection and remittance of prepaid wireless 9-1-1 surcharges.
(Source: P.A. 99-6, eff. 1-1-16; 100-303, eff. 8-24-17.)