(820 ILCS 405/235) (from Ch. 48, par. 345)
    Sec. 235. The term "wages" does not include:
    A. With respect to calendar years prior to calendar year 2004, the maximum amount includable as "wages" shall be determined pursuant to this Section as in effect on January 1, 2006.
    With respect to the calendar year 2004, the term "wages" shall include only the remuneration paid to an individual by an employer during that period with respect to employment which does not exceed $9,800. With respect to the calendar years 2005 through 2009, the term "wages" shall include only the remuneration paid to an individual by an employer during that period with respect to employment which does not exceed the following amounts: $10,500 with respect to the calendar year 2005; $11,000 with respect to the calendar year 2006; $11,500 with respect to the calendar year 2007; $12,000 with respect to the calendar year 2008; and $12,300 with respect to the calendar year 2009.
    With respect to the calendar years 2010, 2011, 2020, and each calendar year thereafter, the term "wages" shall include only the remuneration paid to an individual by an employer during that period with respect to employment which does not exceed the sum of the wage base adjustment applicable to that year pursuant to Section 1400.1, plus the maximum amount includable as "wages" pursuant to this subsection with respect to the immediately preceding calendar year. With respect to calendar year 2012, to offset the loss of revenue to the State's account in the unemployment trust fund with respect to the first quarter of calendar year 2011 as a result of Section 1506.5 and the changes made by this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly to Section 1506.3, the term "wages" shall include only the remuneration paid to an individual by an employer during that period with respect to employment which does not exceed $13,560. Except as otherwise provided in subsection A-1, with respect to calendar year 2013, the term "wages" shall include only the remuneration paid to an individual by an employer during that period with respect to employment which does not exceed $12,900. With respect to the calendar years 2014 through 2019, the term "wages" shall include only the remuneration paid to an individual by an employer during that period with respect to employment which does not exceed $12,960. Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary, the maximum amount includable as "wages" pursuant to this Section shall not be less than $12,300 or greater than $12,960 with respect to any calendar year after calendar year 2009 except calendar year 2012 and except as otherwise provided in subsection A-1.
    The remuneration paid to an individual by an employer with respect to employment in another State or States, upon which contributions were required of such employer under an unemployment compensation law of such other State or States, shall be included as a part of the remuneration herein referred to. For the purposes of this subsection, any employing unit which succeeds to the organization, trade, or business, or to substantially all of the assets of another employing unit, or to the organization, trade, or business, or to substantially all of the assets of a distinct severable portion of another employing unit, shall be treated as a single unit with its predecessor for the calendar year in which such succession occurs; any employing unit which is owned or controlled by the same interests which own or control another employing unit shall be treated as a single unit with the unit so owned or controlled by such interests for any calendar year throughout which such ownership or control exists; and, with respect to any trade or business transfer subject to subsection A of Section 1507.1, a transferee, as defined in subsection G of Section 1507.1, shall be treated as a single unit with the transferor, as defined in subsection G of Section 1507.1, for the calendar year in which the transfer occurs. This subsection applies only to Sections 1400, 1405A, and 1500.
    A-1. If, by March 1, 2013, the payments attributable to the changes to subsection A by this or any subsequent amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly do not equal or exceed the loss to this State's account in the unemployment trust fund as a result of Section 1506.5 and the changes made to Section 1506.3 by this or any subsequent amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly, including unrealized interest, then, with respect to calendar year 2013, the term "wages" shall include only the remuneration paid to an individual by an employer during that period with respect to employment which does not exceed $13,560.
    B. The amount of any payment (including any amount paid by an employer for insurance or annuities, or into a fund, to provide for any such payment), made to, or on behalf of, an individual or any of his dependents under a plan or system established by an employer which makes provision generally for individuals performing services for him (or for such individuals generally and their dependents) or for a class or classes of such individuals (or for a class or classes of such individuals and their dependents), on account of (1) sickness or accident disability (except those sickness or accident disability payments which would be includable as "wages" in Section 3306(b)(2)(A) of the Federal Internal Revenue Code of 1954, in effect on January 1, 1985, such includable payments to be attributable in such manner as provided by Section 3306(b) of the Federal Internal Revenue Code of 1954, in effect on January 1, 1985), or (2) medical or hospitalization expenses in connection with sickness or accident disability, or (3) death.
    C. Any payment made to, or on behalf of, an employee or his beneficiary which would be excluded from "wages" by subparagraph (A), (B), (C), (D), (E), (F) or (G), of Section 3306(b)(5) of the Federal Internal Revenue Code of 1954, in effect on January 1, 1985.
    D. The amount of any payment on account of sickness or accident disability, or medical or hospitalization expenses in connection with sickness or accident disability, made by an employer to, or on behalf of, an individual performing services for him after the expiration of six calendar months following the last calendar month in which the individual performed services for such employer.
    E. Remuneration paid in any medium other than cash by an employing unit to an individual for service in agricultural labor as defined in Section 214.
    F. The amount of any supplemental payment made by an employer to an individual performing services for him, other than remuneration for services performed, under a shared work plan approved by the Director pursuant to Section 407.1.
(Source: P.A. 97-1, eff. 3-31-11; 97-621, eff. 11-18-11.)