(35 ILCS 180/15)
Rental Purchase Agreement Use Tax.
A tax is imposed upon the privilege of using, in this State, merchandise which is rented from a merchant. Such tax is at the rate of 6.25% of the rental price paid to the merchant under any rental purchase agreement.
The tax hereby imposed shall be collected from the consumer by a merchant maintaining a place of business in this State and remitted to the Department.
The tax hereby imposed and not paid to a merchant pursuant to the preceding paragraph of this Section shall be paid to the Department directly by any person using such merchandise within this State.
Merchants shall collect the tax from consumers by adding the tax to the rental price of the merchandise, when rented for use, in the manner prescribed by the Department. The Department shall have the power to adopt and promulgate reasonable rules and regulations for the adding of such tax by merchants to rental prices by prescribing bracket systems for the purpose of enabling such merchants to add and collect, as far as practicable, the amount of such tax.
The tax imposed by this Section shall, when collected, be stated as a distinct item separate and apart from the rental price of the merchandise.
The Department shall have full power to administer and enforce this Section; to collect all taxes, penalties and interest due hereunder; to dispose of taxes, penalties and interest so collected in the manner hereinafter provided, and to determine all rights to credit memoranda or refunds arising on account of the erroneous payment of tax, penalty or interest hereunder. In the administration of, and compliance with, this Section, the Department and persons who are subject to this Section shall have the same rights, remedies, privileges, immunities, powers, and duties, and be subject to the same conditions, restrictions, limitations, penalties, and definitions of terms, and employ the same modes of procedure, as are prescribed in Sections 2, 3, 3-10 through 3-80, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9 (except provisions relating to transaction returns), 10, 11, 12, 12a, 12b, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, and 22 of the Use Tax Act, and are not inconsistent with this Section, as fully as if those provisions were set forth herein.
(Source: P.A. 100-437, eff. 1-1-18