Illinois General Assembly

  Bills & Resolutions  
  Compiled Statutes  
  Public Acts  
  Legislative Reports  
  IL Constitution  
  Legislative Guide  
  Legislative Glossary  

 Search By Number
 (example: HB0001)
Search Tips

Search By Keyword

Illinois Compiled Statutes

Information maintained by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Updating the database of the Illinois Compiled Statutes (ILCS) is an ongoing process. Recent laws may not yet be included in the ILCS database, but they are found on this site as Public Acts soon after they become law. For information concerning the relationship between statutes and Public Acts, refer to the Guide.

Because the statute database is maintained primarily for legislative drafting purposes, statutory changes are sometimes included in the statute database before they take effect. If the source note at the end of a Section of the statutes includes a Public Act that has not yet taken effect, the version of the law that is currently in effect may have already been removed from the database and you should refer to that Public Act to see the changes made to the current law.

REVENUE
(35 ILCS 505/) Motor Fuel Tax Law.

35 ILCS 505/1

    (35 ILCS 505/1) (from Ch. 120, par. 417)
    Sec. 1. For the purposes of this Act the terms set out in the Sections following this Section and preceding Section 2 have the meanings ascribed to them in those Sections.
(Source: P.A. 98-756, eff. 7-16-14.)

35 ILCS 505/1.1

    (35 ILCS 505/1.1) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.1)
    Sec. 1.1. "Motor Fuel" means all volatile and inflammable liquids produced, blended or compounded for the purpose of, or which are suitable or practicable for, operating motor vehicles. Among other things, "Motor Fuel" includes "Special Fuel" as defined in Section 1.13 of this Act.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 1557.)

35 ILCS 505/1.2

    (35 ILCS 505/1.2) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.2)
    Sec. 1.2. Distributor. "Distributor" means a person who either (i) produces, refines, blends, compounds or manufactures motor fuel in this State, or (ii) transports motor fuel into this State, or (iii) exports motor fuel out of this State, or (iv) engages in the distribution of motor fuel primarily by tank car or tank truck, or both, and who operates an Illinois bulk plant where he or she has active bulk storage capacity of not less than 30,000 gallons for gasoline as defined in item (A) of Section 5 of this Law.
    "Distributor" does not, however, include a person who receives or transports into this State and sells or uses motor fuel under such circumstances as preclude the collection of the tax herein imposed, by reason of the provisions of the constitution and statutes of the United States. However, a person operating a motor vehicle into the State, may transport motor fuel in the ordinary fuel tank attached to the motor vehicle for the operation of the motor vehicle, without being considered a distributor. Any railroad registered under Section 18c-7201 of the Illinois Vehicle Code may deliver special fuel directly into the fuel supply tank of a locomotive owned, operated, or controlled by any other railroad registered under Section 18c-7201 of the Illinois Vehicle Code without being considered a distributor or supplier.
(Source: P.A. 96-1384, eff. 7-29-10.)

35 ILCS 505/1.3

    (35 ILCS 505/1.3) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.3)
    Sec. 1.3.
    "Motor Vehicles" means motor vehicles as defined by The Illinois Vehicle Code and watercraft propelled by an internal combustion engine.
(Source: P.A. 77-1079.)

35 ILCS 505/1.4

    (35 ILCS 505/1.4) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.4)
    Sec. 1.4. "Municipality" means city, village or incorporated town.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 3653.)

35 ILCS 505/1.5

    (35 ILCS 505/1.5) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.5)
    Sec. 1.5. "Blending" means the mixing together by any process whatsoever, of any one or more products with other products, and regardless of the original character of the products so blended, provided the resultant product so obtained is suitable or practicable for use as a motor fuel, except such blending as may occur in the process known as refining by the original refiner of crude petroleum, and except, also, the blending of products known as lubricating oil in the production of lubricating oils and greases and except, also, the dyeing of special fuel as required by Section 4d of this Law.
(Source: P.A. 91-173, eff. 1-1-00.)

35 ILCS 505/1.6

    (35 ILCS 505/1.6) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.6)
    Sec. 1.6. "Blender" means any person who engages in the practice of blending as herein defined.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 3653.)

35 ILCS 505/1.7

    (35 ILCS 505/1.7) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.7)
    Sec. 1.7. "Department" means the Department of Revenue of the State of Illinois.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 3653.)

35 ILCS 505/1.8

    (35 ILCS 505/1.8) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.8)
    Sec. 1.8. "Gallon" means, in addition to its ordinary meaning, its equivalent in a capacity of measurement of substance in a gaseous state.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 3653.)

35 ILCS 505/1.9

    (35 ILCS 505/1.9) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.9)
    Sec. 1.9. "Sale" means, in addition to its ordinary meaning, any exchange, gift or other disposition. In every case where motor fuel is exchanged, given or otherwise disposed of, it shall be deemed to have been sold.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 3653.)

35 ILCS 505/1.10

    (35 ILCS 505/1.10) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.10)
    Sec. 1.10. "Distribute" means, in addition to its ordinary meaning, any disposition of possession whether by bailment, consignment or other manner or means whereby physical control or possession is relinquished.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 3653.)

35 ILCS 505/1.11

    (35 ILCS 505/1.11) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.11)
    Sec. 1.11. "Person" means any natural individual, firm, trust, estate, partnership, association, joint stock company, joint adventure, corporation, limited liability company, or a receiver, trustee, guardian, or other representative appointed by order of any court, or any city, town, county or other political subdivision in this State. Whenever used in any Section of this Act prescribing and imposing a fine or imprisonment or both, the term "person" as applied to partnerships and associations shall mean the partners or members thereof, as applied to limited liability companies the term "person" means managers, members, agents, or employees of the limited liability company, and as applied to corporations the term "person" shall mean the officers, agents, or employees thereof who are responsible for any violation of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 88-480.)

35 ILCS 505/1.12

    (35 ILCS 505/1.12) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.12)
    Sec. 1.12. "Received" shall be given its usual meaning including:
    A. Motor fuel produced, refined, prepared, distilled, manufactured or compounded at any refinery or other place in this State by any person, shall be deemed to be "received" by such person thereat when the same shall have been loaded (1) at such refinery or other place into tank cars, ships, barges, tank trucks, tank wagons or other types of transportation equipment, containers or facilities or (2) placed in any tank or other container from which any sales, use or deliveries are made directly, but not before.
    B. Motor fuel imported into this State from any other state, territory or foreign country by vessel, and delivered in such vessel to any person, at a marine terminal in this State for storage, or imported by pipe line and delivered to any person by such pipe line or a connecting pipe line at a pipe line terminal or pipe line tank farm in this State for storage, shall be deemed to have been "received" by such person thereat when the same shall have been loaded (1) into tank cars, ships or barges, tank trucks, tank wagons or other types of transportation equipment, containers or facilities at such marine or pipe line terminal or tank farm or (2) placed in any tank or other container from which any sales, use or deliveries are made directly, but not before.
    C. Motor fuel imported into this State from any other state, territory or foreign country, other than by vessel for storage at refineries or marine terminals, as hereinbefore set forth, or by pipe line for storage at pipe line terminals or pipe line tank farms as hereinbefore set forth, shall be deemed to be "received" in this State at the time and place after the same shall have come to rest or storage herein whether or not in the original package, receptacle or container.
    D. Motor fuel imported into this State from any other state, territory or foreign country, other than by vessel for storage at refineries or marine terminals as hereinbefore set forth, or by pipe line for storage at pipe line terminals or pipe line tank farms as hereinbefore set forth, shall be deemed to be "received" in this State by any person consuming or using in this State any motor fuel so imported, who shall have purchased or otherwise acquired the same before it shall have been received by any other person in this State as hereinbefore set forth.
(Source: P.A. 87-149.)

35 ILCS 505/1.13

    (35 ILCS 505/1.13) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.13)
    Sec. 1.13. "Special Fuel" means all volatile and inflammable liquids capable of being used for the generation of power in an internal combustion engine except that it does not include gasoline as defined in Section 5, example (A), of this Act, or combustible gases as defined in Section 5, example (B), of this Act. "Special Fuel" includes diesel fuel as defined in paragraph (b) of Section 2 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 83-1362.)

35 ILCS 505/1.13A

    (35 ILCS 505/1.13A) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.13A)
    Sec. 1.13A. "1-K Kerosene" means a special low-sulfur grade kerosene suitable for use in non-flue connected kerosene burner appliances, and in wick-fed illuminate lamps which has a maximum limit of .04% sulfur mass, and a freezing point of -22 degrees Fahrenheit, and has a minimum saybolt color of +16. For purposes of this Law, 1-K Kerosene includes 1-K Kerosene that has been dyed in accordance with Section 4d of this Law.
(Source: P.A. 98-756, eff. 7-16-14.)

35 ILCS 505/1.13B

    (35 ILCS 505/1.13B)
    Sec. 1.13B. "Dyed diesel fuel" means special fuel, as defined in Section 1.13 of this Law, dyed in accordance with Section 4d of this Law.
(Source: P.A. 91-173, eff. 1-1-00.)

35 ILCS 505/1.14

    (35 ILCS 505/1.14) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.14)
    Sec. 1.14. Supplier. "Supplier" means any person other than a licensed distributor who (i) transports special fuel into this State; (ii) exports special fuel out of this State; or (iii) engages in the distribution of special fuel primarily by tank car or tank truck, or both, and who operates an Illinois bulk plant where he has active bulk storage capacity of not less than 30,000 gallons for special fuel as defined in Section 1.13 of this Law.
    "Supplier" does not, however, include a person who receives or transports into this State and sells or uses special fuel under such circumstances as preclude the collection of the tax herein imposed, by reason of the provisions of the Constitution and laws of the United States. However, a person operating a motor vehicle into the State, may transport special fuel in the ordinary fuel tank attached to the motor vehicle for the operation of the motor vehicle without being considered a supplier. Any railroad licensed as a bulk user and registered under Section 18c-7201 of the Illinois Vehicle Code may deliver special fuel directly into the fuel supply tank of a locomotive owned, operated, or controlled by any other railroad registered under Section 18c-7201 of the Illinois Vehicle Code without being considered a supplier.
(Source: P.A. 96-1384, eff. 7-29-10.)

35 ILCS 505/1.15

    (35 ILCS 505/1.15) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.15)
    Sec. 1.15. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 87-879. Repealed by P.A. 91-173, eff. 1-1-00.)

35 ILCS 505/1.16

    (35 ILCS 505/1.16) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.16)
    Sec. 1.16. "Commercial motor vehicle" means a motor vehicle used, designed, or maintained for the transportation of persons or property and either having 2 axles and a gross vehicle weight or registered gross vehicle weight exceeding 26,000 pounds or 11,793 kilograms, or having 3 or more axles regardless of weight, or that is used in combination, when the weight of the combination exceeds 26,000 pounds or 11,793 kilograms gross vehicle weight or registered gross vehicle weight, except for motor vehicles operated by this State or the United States, recreational vehicles, school buses, and commercial motor vehicles operated solely within this State for which all motor fuel is purchased within this State. Vehicles that are exempted from registration, but are required to be registered for operations in other jurisdictions may apply for a motor fuel use tax license and decal under the provisions of the International Fuel Tax Agreement referenced in Section 14a of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-1074, eff. 12-26-06.)

35 ILCS 505/1.17

    (35 ILCS 505/1.17) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.17)
    Sec. 1.17. "Motor carrier" means any person who operates or causes to be operated any commercial motor vehicle on any highway within this State.
(Source: P.A. 80-515.)

35 ILCS 505/1.18

    (35 ILCS 505/1.18) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.18)
    Sec. 1.18. "Proof gallon" means one gallon of 100 proof alcohol. For example: One gallon of 200 proof alcohol is two proof gallons. For the purpose of this definition "proof" is a term used to describe the strength of an ethyl alcohol solution and is a number that is double that of the percent alcohol in the solution. For example: "100 proof" means 50 percent alcohol.
(Source: P.A. 82-152.)

35 ILCS 505/1.19

    (35 ILCS 505/1.19) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.19)
    Sec. 1.19. "Fuel" means all liquids defined as "Motor Fuel" in Section 1.1 of this Act and aviation fuels and kerosene, but excluding liquified petroleum gases.
(Source: P.A. 86-125.)

35 ILCS 505/1.20

    (35 ILCS 505/1.20) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.20)
    Sec. 1.20. "Receiver" means a person who either produces, refines, blends, compounds or manufactures fuel in this State, or transports fuel into this State or receives fuel transported to him from without the State or exports fuel out of this State, or who is engaged in distribution of fuel primarily by tank car or tank truck, or both, and who operates an Illinois bulk plant where he has active fuel bulk storage capacity of not less than 30,000 gallons.
(Source: P.A. 86-125; 86-958.)

35 ILCS 505/1.21

    (35 ILCS 505/1.21) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.21)
    Sec. 1.21. "Reseller" means any person, other than a retailer, who purchases motor fuel for resale to a person, and on which tax has been paid.
(Source: P.A. 86-16; 86-1028.)

35 ILCS 505/1.22

    (35 ILCS 505/1.22)
    Sec. 1.22. "Jurisdiction" means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, a state of the United Mexican States, or a province or Territory of Canada.
(Source: P.A. 96-1384, eff. 7-29-10.)

35 ILCS 505/1.23

    (35 ILCS 505/1.23)
    Sec. 1.23. "Terminal rack" means a mechanism for dispensing motor fuel or fuel from a refinery, terminal, or bulk plant into a transport truck, railroad tank car, or other means of transportation.
(Source: P.A. 91-173, eff. 1-1-00.)

35 ILCS 505/1.24

    (35 ILCS 505/1.24)
    Sec. 1.24. "Premises" means any location where original records are kept; where tank cars, ships, barges, tank trucks, tank wagons, or other types of transportation equipment are used to distribute fuel or motor fuel; or where containers, storage tanks, or other facilities are used to store or distribute fuel or motor fuel.
(Source: P.A. 91-173, eff. 1-1-00.)

35 ILCS 505/1.25

    (35 ILCS 505/1.25)
    Sec. 1.25. "Kerosene-type jet fuel" means any jet fuel as described in ASTM specification D 1655 and military specifications MIL-T-5624R and MIL-T-83133D (Grades JP-5 and JP-8).
(Source: P.A. 91-173, eff. 1-1-00.)

35 ILCS 505/1.26

    (35 ILCS 505/1.26)
    Sec. 1.26. "Designated inspection site" means any State highway inspection station, weigh station, agricultural inspection station, mobile station, or other location designated by the Department to be used as a fuel inspection site. A designated inspection site will be identified as a fuel inspection site.
(Source: P.A. 91-173, eff. 1-1-00.)

35 ILCS 505/1.27

    (35 ILCS 505/1.27)
    Sec. 1.27. "Power take-off equipment" means any accessory that is mounted onto or designed as an integral part of a transmission of a motor vehicle that is registered for highway purposes whereby the accessory allows power to be transferred outside the transmission to a shaft or driveline and the power is used for a purpose other than propelling the motor vehicle.
(Source: P.A. 92-30, eff. 7-1-01.)

35 ILCS 505/1.28

    (35 ILCS 505/1.28)
    Sec. 1.28. "Semitrailer" means every vehicle without motive power, other than a pole trailer, designed for carrying persons or property and for being drawn by a motor vehicle and so constructed that some part of its weight and that of its load rests upon or is carried by another vehicle.
(Source: P.A. 92-30, eff. 7-1-01.)

35 ILCS 505/1.29

    (35 ILCS 505/1.29)
    Sec. 1.29. "Research and development" means basic and applied research in the engineering, designing, development, or testing of prototypes or new products. "Research and development" does not include manufacturing quality control, any product testing by consumers, market research, sales promotion, sales service, or other non-technological activities or technical services.
(Source: P.A. 92-30, eff. 7-1-01.)

35 ILCS 505/2

    (35 ILCS 505/2) (from Ch. 120, par. 418)
    Sec. 2. A tax is imposed on the privilege of operating motor vehicles upon the public highways and recreational-type watercraft upon the waters of this State.
    (a) Prior to August 1, 1989, the tax is imposed at the rate of 13 cents per gallon on all motor fuel used in motor vehicles operating on the public highways and recreational type watercraft operating upon the waters of this State. Beginning on August 1, 1989 and until January 1, 1990, the rate of the tax imposed in this paragraph shall be 16 cents per gallon. Beginning January 1, 1990, the rate of tax imposed in this paragraph shall be 19 cents per gallon.
    (b) The tax on the privilege of operating motor vehicles which use diesel fuel shall be the rate according to paragraph (a) plus an additional 2 1/2 cents per gallon. "Diesel fuel" is defined as any product intended for use or offered for sale as a fuel for engines in which the fuel is injected into the combustion chamber and ignited by pressure without electric spark.
    (c) A tax is imposed upon the privilege of engaging in the business of selling motor fuel as a retailer or reseller on all motor fuel used in motor vehicles operating on the public highways and recreational type watercraft operating upon the waters of this State: (1) at the rate of 3 cents per gallon on motor fuel owned or possessed by such retailer or reseller at 12:01 a.m. on August 1, 1989; and (2) at the rate of 3 cents per gallon on motor fuel owned or possessed by such retailer or reseller at 12:01 A.M. on January 1, 1990.
    Retailers and resellers who are subject to this additional tax shall be required to inventory such motor fuel and pay this additional tax in a manner prescribed by the Department of Revenue.
    The tax imposed in this paragraph (c) shall be in addition to all other taxes imposed by the State of Illinois or any unit of local government in this State.
    (d) Except as provided in Section 2a, the collection of a tax based on gallonage of gasoline used for the propulsion of any aircraft is prohibited on and after October 1, 1979.
    (e) The collection of a tax, based on gallonage of all products commonly or commercially known or sold as 1-K kerosene, regardless of its classification or uses, is prohibited (i) on and after July 1, 1992 until December 31, 1999, except when the 1-K kerosene is either: (1) delivered into bulk storage facilities of a bulk user, or (2) delivered directly into the fuel supply tanks of motor vehicles and (ii) on and after January 1, 2000. Beginning on January 1, 2000, the collection of a tax, based on gallonage of all products commonly or commercially known or sold as 1-K kerosene, regardless of its classification or uses, is prohibited except when the 1-K kerosene is delivered directly into a storage tank that is located at a facility that has withdrawal facilities that are readily accessible to and are capable of dispensing 1-K kerosene into the fuel supply tanks of motor vehicles. For purposes of this subsection (e), a facility is considered to have withdrawal facilities that are not "readily accessible to and capable of dispensing 1-K kerosene into the fuel supply tanks of motor vehicles" only if the 1-K kerosene is delivered from: (i) a dispenser hose that is short enough so that it will not reach the fuel supply tank of a motor vehicle or (ii) a dispenser that is enclosed by a fence or other physical barrier so that a vehicle cannot pull alongside the dispenser to permit fueling.
    Any person who sells or uses 1-K kerosene for use in motor vehicles upon which the tax imposed by this Law has not been paid shall be liable for any tax due on the sales or use of 1-K kerosene.
(Source: P.A. 96-1384, eff. 7-29-10.)

35 ILCS 505/2a

    (35 ILCS 505/2a) (from Ch. 120, par. 418a)
    Sec. 2a. Except as hereinafter provided, on and after January 1, 1990 and before January 1, 2025, a tax of three-tenths of a cent per gallon is imposed upon the privilege of being a receiver in this State of fuel for sale or use.
    The tax shall be paid by the receiver in this State who first sells or uses fuel. In the case of a sale, the tax shall be stated as a separate item on the invoice.
    For the purpose of the tax imposed by this Section, being a receiver of "motor fuel" as defined by Section 1.1 of this Act, and aviation fuels, home heating oil and kerosene, but excluding liquified petroleum gases, is subject to tax without regard to whether the fuel is intended to be used for operation of motor vehicles on the public highways and waters. However, no such tax shall be imposed upon the importation or receipt of aviation fuels and kerosene at airports with over 300,000 operations per year, for years prior to 1991, and over 170,000 operations per year beginning in 1991, located in a city of more than 1,000,000 inhabitants for sale to or use by holders of certificates of public convenience and necessity or foreign air carrier permits, issued by the United States Department of Transportation, and their air carrier affiliates, or upon the importation or receipt of aviation fuels and kerosene at facilities owned or leased by those certificate or permit holders and used in their activities at an airport described above. In addition, no such tax shall be imposed upon the importation or receipt of diesel fuel sold to or used by a rail carrier registered pursuant to Section 18c-7201 of the Illinois Vehicle Code or otherwise recognized by the Illinois Commerce Commission as a rail carrier, to the extent used directly in railroad operations. In addition, no such tax shall be imposed when the sale is made with delivery to a purchaser outside this State or when the sale is made to a person holding a valid license as a receiver. In addition, no tax shall be imposed upon diesel fuel consumed or used in the operation of ships, barges, or vessels, that are used primarily in or for the transportation of property in interstate commerce for hire on rivers bordering on this State, if the diesel fuel is delivered by a licensed receiver to the purchaser's barge, ship, or vessel while it is afloat upon that bordering river. A specific notation thereof shall be made on the invoices or sales slips covering each sale.
(Source: P.A. 96-161, eff. 8-10-09.)

35 ILCS 505/2b

    (35 ILCS 505/2b) (from Ch. 120, par. 418b)
    Sec. 2b. In addition to the tax collection and reporting responsibilities imposed elsewhere in this Act, a person who is required to pay the tax imposed by Section 2a of this Act shall pay the tax to the Department by return showing all fuel purchased, acquired or received and sold, distributed or used during the preceding calendar month including losses of fuel as the result of evaporation or shrinkage due to temperature variations, and such other reasonable information as the Department may require. Losses of fuel as the result of evaporation or shrinkage due to temperature variations may not exceed 1% of the total gallons in storage at the beginning of the month, plus the receipts of gallonage during the month, minus the gallonage remaining in storage at the end of the month. Any loss reported that is in excess of this amount shall be subject to the tax imposed by Section 2a of this Law. On and after July 1, 2001, for each 6-month period January through June, net losses of fuel (for each category of fuel that is required to be reported on a return) as the result of evaporation or shrinkage due to temperature variations may not exceed 1% of the total gallons in storage at the beginning of each January, plus the receipts of gallonage each January through June, minus the gallonage remaining in storage at the end of each June. On and after July 1, 2001, for each 6-month period July through December, net losses of fuel (for each category of fuel that is required to be reported on a return) as the result of evaporation or shrinkage due to temperature variations may not exceed 1% of the total gallons in storage at the beginning of each July, plus the receipts of gallonage each July through December, minus the gallonage remaining in storage at the end of each December. Any net loss reported that is in excess of this amount shall be subject to the tax imposed by Section 2a of this Law. For purposes of this Section, "net loss" means the number of gallons gained through temperature variations minus the number of gallons lost through temperature variations or evaporation for each of the respective 6-month periods.
    The return shall be prescribed by the Department and shall be filed between the 1st and 20th days of each calendar month. The Department may, in its discretion, combine the returns filed under this Section, Section 5, and Section 5a of this Act. The return must be accompanied by appropriate computer-generated magnetic media supporting schedule data in the format required by the Department, unless, as provided by rule, the Department grants an exception upon petition of a taxpayer. If the return is filed timely, the seller shall take a discount of 2% through June 30, 2003 and 1.75% thereafter which is allowed to reimburse the seller for the expenses incurred in keeping records, preparing and filing returns, collecting and remitting the tax and supplying data to the Department on request. The discount, however, shall be applicable only to the amount of payment which accompanies a return that is filed timely in accordance with this Section.
(Source: P.A. 92-30, eff. 7-1-01; 93-32, eff. 6-20-03.)

35 ILCS 505/2c

    (35 ILCS 505/2c)
    Sec. 2c. Sunset of exemptions, credits, and deductions. The application of every exemption, credit, and deduction against tax imposed by this Act that becomes law after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1994 shall be limited by a reasonable and appropriate sunset date. A taxpayer is not entitled to take the exemption, credit, or deduction beginning on the sunset date and thereafter. If a reasonable and appropriate sunset date is not specified in the Public Act that creates the exemption, credit, or deduction, a taxpayer shall not be entitled to take the exemption, credit, or deduction beginning 5 years after the effective date of the Public Act creating the exemption, credit, or deduction and thereafter.
(Source: P.A. 88-660, eff. 9-16-94.)

35 ILCS 505/2d

    (35 ILCS 505/2d)
    Sec. 2d. Reporting and payment requirements for persons who produce biodiesel fuel or biodiesel blends for self-use.
    (a) Beginning July 1, 2007, notwithstanding any other reporting provisions of this Act, if a private biodiesel fuel producer's total gallonage that is taxable under Sections 2 and 2a of this Act for biodiesel fuel and biodiesel fuel blends is less than 5,000 gallons per year, then he or she must file returns and make payment of the tax imposed by Section 2 and Section 2a of this Act on an annual basis. The returns and payment of tax for a given year are due by January 20 of the following year.
    (b) If a private biodiesel fuel producer's total gallonage that is taxable under Sections 2 and 2a of this Act for biodiesel fuel and biodiesel fuel blends is 5,000 or more gallons per year, then he or she must file returns and make payment of the tax imposed by Section 2 and Section 2a of this Act on a monthly basis. The returns and payment of tax are due between the 1st and 20th days of each calendar month for the preceding calendar month.
    (c) Except for persons required to be licensed under Section 13a.4 of this Act, a person who is subject to the provisions of this Section is exempt from all bonding and licensure requirements otherwise imposed under this Act. Each person who is subject to the provisions of this Section must keep records as required by Section 12 of this Act.
    (d) For the purposes of this Section:
    "Biodiesel blend" has the meaning set forth under Section 3-42 of the Use Tax Act (35 ILCS 105/3-42).
    "Biodiesel fuel" has the meaning set forth under Section 3-41 of the Use Tax Act (35 ILCS 105/3-41).
    "Biomass materials" has the meaning set forth under Section 3-43 of the Use Tax Act (35 ILCS 105/3-43).
    "Private biodiesel fuel producer" means a person whose only activities with respect to motor fuel are:
        (1) the conversion of any biomass materials into
    
biodiesel fuel, which is produced exclusively for personal use and not for sale; or
        (2) the blending of biodiesel fuel resulting in
    
biodiesel blends, which is produced exclusively for personal use and not for sale.
(Source: P.A. 95-264, eff. 8-17-07.)

35 ILCS 505/3

    (35 ILCS 505/3) (from Ch. 120, par. 419)
    Sec. 3. No person shall act as a distributor of motor fuel within this State without first securing a license to act as a distributor of motor fuel from the Department. Application for such license shall be made to the Department upon blanks furnished by it. The application shall be signed and verified, and shall contain such information as the Department deems necessary. A blender shall, in addition to securing a distributor's license, make application to the Department for a blender's permit, setting forth in the application such information as the Department deems necessary. The applicant for a distributor's license shall also file with the Department a bond on a form to be approved by and with a surety or sureties satisfactory to the Department conditioned upon such applicant paying to the State of Illinois all monies becoming due by reason of the sale, export, or use of motor fuel by the applicant, together with all penalties and interest thereon. The Department shall fix the penalty of such bond in each case taking into consideration the amount of motor fuel expected to be sold, distributed, exported, and used by such applicant and the penalty fixed by the Department shall be such, as in its opinion, will protect the State of Illinois against failure to pay the amount hereinafter provided on motor fuel sold, distributed, exported, and used, but the amount of the penalty fixed by the Department shall not exceed twice the monthly amount that would be collectable as a tax in the event of a sale on all the motor fuel sold, distributed, exported, and used by the distributor inclusive of tax-free sales, exports, use, or distribution. Upon receipt of the application and bond in proper form, the Department shall issue to the applicant a license to act as a distributor. No person who is in default to the State for monies due under this Act for the sale, distribution, export, or use of motor fuel shall receive a license to act as a distributor.
    A license shall not be granted to any person whose principal place of business is in a state other than Illinois, unless such person is licensed for motor fuel distribution or export in the state in which the principal place of business is located and that such person is not in default to that State for any monies due for the sale, distribution, export, or use of motor fuel.
(Source: P.A. 96-1384, eff. 7-29-10.)

35 ILCS 505/3a

    (35 ILCS 505/3a) (from Ch. 120, par. 419a)
    Sec. 3a. No person, other than a licensed distributor, shall act as a supplier of special fuel within this State without first securing a license to act as a supplier of special fuel from the Department.
    Application for such license shall be made to the Department upon blanks furnished by it. The application shall be signed and verified and shall contain such information as the Department deems necessary.
    The applicant for a supplier's license shall also file, with the Department, a bond on a form to be approved by and with a surety or sureties satisfactory to the Department, conditioned upon such applicant paying to the State of Illinois all moneys becoming due by reason of the sale or use of special fuel by the applicant, together with all penalties and interest thereon. The Department shall fix the penalty of such bond in each case, taking into consideration the amount of special fuel expected to be sold, distributed, exported, and used by such applicant, and the penalty fixed by the Department shall be such, as in its opinion, will protect the State of Illinois against failure to pay the amount hereinafter provided on special fuel sold, distributed, exported, and used, but the amount of the penalty fixed by the Department shall not exceed twice the monthly amount of tax liability that would be collectable as a tax in the event of a taxable sale on all the special fuel sold, distributed, exported, and used by the supplier inclusive of tax-free sales, use, exports, or distribution.
    Upon receipt of the application and bond in proper form, the Department shall issue to the applicant a license to act as a supplier. No person who is in default to the State for moneys due under this Act for the sale, distribution, export, or use of motor fuel shall receive a license to act as a supplier.
    A license shall not be granted to any person whose principal place of business is in a state other than Illinois, unless such person is licensed for motor fuel distribution or export in the State in which the principal place of business is located and that other State requires such license and that such person is not in default to that State for any monies due for the sale, distribution, export, or use of motor fuel.
(Source: P.A. 96-1384, eff. 7-29-10.)

35 ILCS 505/3a-1

    (35 ILCS 505/3a-1) (from Ch. 120, par. 419a-1)
    Sec. 3a-1. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 87-149. Repealed by P.A. 91-173, eff. 1-1-00.)

35 ILCS 505/3b

    (35 ILCS 505/3b) (from Ch. 120, par. 419b)
    Sec. 3b. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 90-491, eff. 1-1-98. Repealed by P.A. 91-173, eff. 1-1-00.)

35 ILCS 505/3c

    (35 ILCS 505/3c) (from Ch. 120, par. 419b.1)
    Sec. 3c. No person shall act as a receiver of fuel within this State without first securing a license from the Department to act as a receiver of fuel.
    Application for such license shall be made to the Department upon blanks furnished by it. The application shall be signed and verified, and shall contain such information as the Department deems necessary. The applicant for a receiver's license shall also file with the Department a bond on a form to be approved by and with a surety or sureties satisfactory to the Department conditioned upon such applicant paying to the State of Illinois all monies becoming due by reason of the receipt of fuel by the applicant, together with all penalties and interest thereon. The Department shall fix the penalty of such bond in each case taking into consideration the amount of fuel expected to be sold, distributed and used by such applicant and the penalty fixed by the Department shall be such, as in its opinion, will protect the State of Illinois against failure to pay the tax imposed by Section 2a on fuel received in this State, but the amount of the penalty fixed by the Department shall not exceed twice the monthly amount that would be due in the event of a sale or use on all the fuel sold or used by the receiver inclusive of tax-free sales or use.
    Upon receipt of the application and bond in proper form, the Department shall issue to the applicant a license to act as a receiver. No person who is in default to the State for monies due under this Act for the receipt, sale, distribution or use of fuel or motor fuel shall receive a license either directly or indirectly to act as a receiver.
(Source: P.A. 90-491, eff. 1-1-98; 91-173, eff. 1-1-00.)

35 ILCS 505/4c

    (35 ILCS 505/4c) (from Ch. 120, par. 419c)
    Sec. 4c. Notwithstanding any other provision to the contrary, any person who is required to file a bond pursuant to any provision of this Act and who has continuously complied with all provisions of this Act for 48 or more consecutive months, shall no longer be required to comply with the bonding provisions of this Act so long as such person continues his compliance with the provisions of this Act. This provision does not apply to motor carriers subject to the provisions of Sections 13a through 13a.5 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 91-173, eff. 1-1-00.)

35 ILCS 505/4d

    (35 ILCS 505/4d)
    Sec. 4d. All special fuel sold or used for non-highway purposes must contain only the dye Solvent Red 164 at a concentration spectrally equivalent to at least 3.9 pounds of the solid dye standard Solvent Red 26 per thousand barrels of special fuel except kerosene-type jet fuel sold for the propulsion of any aircraft. The dye must be added prior to removal from a terminal rack. The Department may also require all special fuel sold for non-highway use to have a marker added.
(Source: P.A. 91-173, eff. 1-1-00.)

35 ILCS 505/4e

    (35 ILCS 505/4e)
    Sec. 4e. A legible and conspicuous notice stating "Dyed Diesel Fuel, Non-taxable Use Only, Penalty For Taxable Use" must appear on all bills of lading and invoices accompanying any sale of dyed diesel fuel.
(Source: P.A. 91-173, eff. 1-1-00; 92-30, eff. 7-1-01.)

35 ILCS 505/4f

    (35 ILCS 505/4f)
    Sec. 4f. A legible and conspicuous notice stating "Dyed Diesel Fuel, Non-taxable Use Only" must appear on all containers, storage tanks, or facilities used to store or distribute dyed diesel fuel.
(Source: P.A. 91-173, eff. 1-1-00.)

35 ILCS 505/5

    (35 ILCS 505/5) (from Ch. 120, par. 421)
    Sec. 5. Except as hereinafter provided, a person holding a valid unrevoked license to act as a distributor of motor fuel shall, between the 1st and 20th days of each calendar month, make return to the Department, showing an itemized statement of the number of invoiced gallons of motor fuel of the types specified in this Section which were purchased, acquired, received, or exported during the preceding calendar month; the amount of such motor fuel produced, refined, compounded, manufactured, blended, sold, distributed, exported, and used by the licensed distributor during the preceding calendar month; the amount of such motor fuel lost or destroyed during the preceding calendar month; the amount of such motor fuel on hand at the close of business for such month; and such other reasonable information as the Department may require. If a distributor's only activities with respect to motor fuel are either: (1) production of alcohol in quantities of less than 10,000 proof gallons per year or (2) blending alcohol in quantities of less than 10,000 proof gallons per year which such distributor has produced, he shall file returns on an annual basis with the return for a given year being due by January 20 of the following year. Distributors whose total production of alcohol (whether blended or not) exceeds 10,000 proof gallons per year, based on production during the preceding (calendar) year or as reasonably projected by the Department if one calendar year's record of production cannot be established, shall file returns between the 1st and 20th days of each calendar month as hereinabove provided.
    The types of motor fuel referred to in the preceding paragraph are: (A) All products commonly or commercially known or sold as gasoline (including casing-head and absorption or natural gasoline), gasohol, motor benzol or motor benzene regardless of their classification or uses; and (B) all combustible gases which exist in a gaseous state at 60 degrees Fahrenheit and at 14.7 pounds per square inch absolute including, but not limited to, liquefied petroleum gases used for highway purposes; and (C) special fuel. Only those quantities of combustible gases (example (B) above) which are used or sold by the distributor to be used to propel motor vehicles on the public highways, or which are delivered into a storage tank that is located at a facility that has withdrawal facilities which are readily accessible to and are capable of dispensing combustible gases into the fuel supply tanks of motor vehicles, shall be subject to return. For purposes of this Section, a facility is considered to have withdrawal facilities that are not "readily accessible to and capable of dispensing combustible gases into the fuel supply tanks of motor vehicles" only if the combustible gases are delivered from: (i) a dispenser hose that is short enough so that it will not reach the fuel supply tank of a motor vehicle or (ii) a dispenser that is enclosed by a fence or other physical barrier so that a vehicle cannot pull alongside the dispenser to permit fueling. For the purposes of this Act, liquefied petroleum gases shall mean and include any material having a vapor pressure not exceeding that allowed for commercial propane composed predominantly of the following hydrocarbons, either by themselves or as mixtures: Propane, Propylene, Butane (normal butane or iso-butane) and Butylene (including isomers).
    In case of a sale of special fuel to someone other than a licensed distributor, or a licensed supplier, for a use other than in motor vehicles, the distributor shall show in his return the amount of invoiced gallons sold and the name and address of the purchaser in addition to any other information the Department may require.
    All special fuel sold or used for non-highway purposes must have a dye added in accordance with Section 4d of this Law.
    In case of a tax-free sale, as provided in Section 6, of motor fuel which the distributor is required by this Section to include in his return to the Department, the distributor in his return shall show: (1) If the sale is made to another licensed distributor the amount sold and the name, address and license number of the purchasing distributor; (2) if the sale is made to a person where delivery is made outside of this State the name and address of such purchaser and the point of delivery together with the date and amount delivered; (3) if the sale is made to the Federal Government or its instrumentalities the amount sold; (4) if the sale is made to a municipal corporation owning and operating a local transportation system for public service in this State the name and address of such purchaser, and the amount sold, as evidenced by official forms of exemption certificates properly executed and furnished by such purchaser; (5) if the sale is made to a privately owned public utility owning and operating 2-axle vehicles designed and used for transporting more than 7 passengers, which vehicles are used as common carriers in general transportation of passengers, are not devoted to any specialized purpose and are operated entirely within the territorial limits of a single municipality or of any group of contiguous municipalities or in a close radius thereof, and the operations of which are subject to the regulations of the Illinois Commerce Commission, then the name and address of such purchaser and the amount sold as evidenced by official forms of exemption certificates properly executed and furnished by the purchaser; (6) if the product sold is special fuel and if the sale is made to a licensed supplier under conditions which qualify the sale for tax exemption under Section 6 of this Act, the amount sold and the name, address and license number of the purchaser; and (7) if a sale of special fuel is made to someone other than a licensed distributor, or a licensed supplier, for a use other than in motor vehicles, by making a specific notation thereof on the invoice or sales slip covering such sales and obtaining such supporting documentation as may be required by the Department.
    All special fuel sold or used for non-highway purposes must have a dye added in accordance with Section 4d of this Law.
    A person whose license to act as a distributor of motor fuel has been revoked shall make a return to the Department covering the period from the date of the last return to the date of the revocation of the license, which return shall be delivered to the Department not later than 10 days from the date of the revocation or termination of the license of such distributor; the return shall in all other respects be subject to the same provisions and conditions as returns by distributors licensed under the provisions of this Act.
    The records, waybills and supporting documents kept by railroads and other common carriers in the regular course of business shall be prima facie evidence of the contents and receipt of cars or tanks covered by those records, waybills or supporting documents.
    If the Department has reason to believe and does believe that the amount shown on the return as purchased, acquired, received, exported, sold, used, lost or destroyed is incorrect, or that an amount of motor fuel of the types required by the second paragraph of this Section to be reported to the Department has not been correctly reported the Department shall fix an amount for such receipt, sales, export, use, loss or destruction according to its best judgment and information, which amount so fixed by the Department shall be prima facie correct. All returns shall be made on forms prepared and furnished by the Department, and shall contain such other information as the Department may reasonably require. The return must be accompanied by appropriate computer-generated magnetic media supporting schedule data in the format required by the Department, unless, as provided by rule, the Department grants an exception upon petition of a taxpayer. All licensed distributors shall report all losses of motor fuel sustained on account of fire, theft, spillage, spoilage, leakage, or any other provable cause when filing the return for the period during which the loss occurred. If the distributor reports losses due to fire or theft, then the distributor must include fire department or police department reports and any other documentation that the Department may require. The mere making of the report does not assure the allowance of the loss as a reduction in tax liability. Losses of motor fuel as the result of evaporation or shrinkage due to temperature variations may not exceed 1% of the total gallons in storage at the beginning of the month, plus the receipts of gallonage during the month, minus the gallonage remaining in storage at the end of the month. Any loss reported that is in excess of 1% shall be subject to the tax imposed by Section 2 of this Law. On and after July 1, 2001, for each 6-month period January through June, net losses of motor fuel (for each category of motor fuel that is required to be reported on a return) as the result of evaporation or shrinkage due to temperature variations may not exceed 1% of the total gallons in storage at the beginning of each January, plus the receipts of gallonage each January through June, minus the gallonage remaining in storage at the end of each June. On and after July 1, 2001, for each 6-month period July through December, net losses of motor fuel (for each category of motor fuel that is required to be reported on a return) as the result of evaporation or shrinkage due to temperature variations may not exceed 1% of the total gallons in storage at the beginning of each July, plus the receipts of gallonage each July through December, minus the gallonage remaining in storage at the end of each December. Any net loss reported that is in excess of this amount shall be subject to the tax imposed by Section 2 of this Law. For purposes of this Section, "net loss" means the number of gallons gained through temperature variations minus the number of gallons lost through temperature variations or evaporation for each of the respective 6-month periods.
(Source: P.A. 96-1384, eff. 7-29-10.)

35 ILCS 505/5a

    (35 ILCS 505/5a) (from Ch. 120, par. 421a)
    Sec. 5a. A person holding a valid unrevoked license to act as a supplier of special fuel shall, between the 1st and 20th days of each calendar month, make return to the Department showing an itemized statement of the number of invoiced gallons of special fuel acquired, received, purchased, sold, exported, or used during the preceding calendar month; the amount of special fuel sold, distributed, exported, and used by the licensed supplier during the preceding calendar month; the amount of special fuel lost or destroyed during the preceding calendar month; the amount of special fuel on hand at the close of business for the preceding calendar month; and such other reasonable information as the Department may require.
    A person whose license to act as a supplier of special fuel has been revoked shall make a return to the Department covering the period from the date of the last return to the date of the revocation of the license, which return shall be delivered to the Department not later than 10 days from the date of the revocation or termination of the license of such supplier. The return shall in all other respects be subject to the same provisions and conditions as returns by suppliers licensed under this Act.
    The records, waybills and supporting documents kept by railroads and other common carriers in the regular course of business shall be prima facie evidence of the contents and receipt of cars or tanks covered by those records, waybills or supporting documents.
    If the Department has reason to believe and does believe that the amount shown on the return as purchased, acquired, received, sold, exported, used, or lost is incorrect, or that an amount of special fuel of the type required by the 1st paragraph of this Section to be reported to the Department by suppliers has not been correctly reported as a purchase, receipt, sale, use, export, or loss the Department shall fix an amount for such purchase, receipt, sale, use, export, or loss according to its best judgment and information, which amount so fixed by the Department shall be prima facie correct. All licensed suppliers shall report all losses of special fuel sustained on account of fire, theft, spillage, spoilage, leakage, or any other provable cause when filing the return for the period during which the loss occurred. If the supplier reports losses due to fire or theft, then the supplier must include fire department or police department reports and any other documentation that the Department may require. The mere making of the report does not assure the allowance of the loss as a reduction in tax liability. Losses of special fuel as the result of evaporation or shrinkage due to temperature variations may not exceed 1% of the total gallons in storage at the beginning of the month, plus the receipts of gallonage during the month, minus the gallonage remaining in storage at the end of the month.
    Any loss reported that is in excess of 1% shall be subject to the tax imposed by Section 2 of this Law. On and after July 1, 2001, for each 6-month period January through June, net losses of special fuel (for each category of special fuel that is required to be reported on a return) as the result of evaporation or shrinkage due to temperature variations may not exceed 1% of the total gallons in storage at the beginning of each January, plus the receipts of gallonage each January through June, minus the gallonage remaining in storage at the end of each June. On and after July 1, 2001, for each 6-month period July through December, net losses of special fuel (for each category of special fuel that is required to be reported on a return) as the result of evaporation or shrinkage due to temperature variations may not exceed 1% of the total gallons in storage at the beginning of each July, plus the receipts of gallonage each July through December, minus the gallonage remaining in storage at the end of each December. Any net loss reported that is in excess of this amount shall be subject to the tax imposed by Section 2 of this Law. For purposes of this Section, "net loss" means the number of gallons gained through temperature variations minus the number of gallons lost through temperature variations or evaporation for each of the respective 6-month periods.
    In case of a sale of special fuel to someone other than a licensed distributor or licensed supplier for a use other than in motor vehicles, the supplier shall show in his return the amount of invoiced gallons sold and the name and address of the purchaser in addition to any other information the Department may require.
    All special fuel sold or used for non-highway purposes must have a dye added in accordance with Section 4d of this Law.
    All returns shall be made on forms prepared and furnished by the Department and shall contain such other information as the Department may reasonably require. The return must be accompanied by appropriate computer-generated magnetic media supporting schedule data in the format required by the Department, unless, as provided by rule, the Department grants an exception upon petition of a taxpayer.
    In case of a tax-free sale, as provided in Section 6a, of special fuel which the supplier is required by this Section to include in his return to the Department, the supplier in his return shall show: (1) If the sale of special fuel is made to the Federal Government or its instrumentalities; (2) if the sale of special fuel is made to a municipal corporation owning and operating a local transportation system for public service in this State, the name and address of such purchaser and the amount sold, as evidenced by official forms of exemption certificates properly executed and furnished by such purchaser; (3) if the sale of special fuel is made to a privately owned public utility owning and operating 2-axle vehicles designed and used for transporting more than 7 passengers, which vehicles are used as common carriers in general transportation of passengers, are not devoted to any specialized purpose and are operated entirely within the territorial limits of a single municipality or of any group of contiguous municipalities or in a close radius thereof, and the operations of which are subject to the regulations of the Illinois Commerce Commission, then the name and address of such purchaser and the amount sold, as evidenced by official forms of exemption certificates properly executed and furnished by such purchaser; (4) if the product sold is special fuel and if the sale is made to a licensed supplier or to a licensed distributor under conditions which qualify the sale for tax exemption under Section 6a of this Act, the amount sold and the name, address and license number of such purchaser; (5) if a sale of special fuel is made to a person where delivery is made outside of this State, the name and address of such purchaser and the point of delivery together with the date and amount of invoiced gallons delivered; and (6) if a sale of special fuel is made to someone other than a licensed distributor or a licensed supplier, for a use other than in motor vehicles, by making a specific notation thereof on the invoice or sales slip covering that sale and obtaining such supporting documentation as may be required by the Department.
    All special fuel sold or used for non-highway purposes must have a dye added in accordance with Section 4d of this Law.
(Source: P.A. 96-1384, eff. 7-29-10.)

35 ILCS 505/5b

    (35 ILCS 505/5b) (from Ch. 120, par. 421b)
    Sec. 5b.(Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 83-1428. Repealed by P.A. 91-173, eff. 1-1-00.)

35 ILCS 505/5.5

    (35 ILCS 505/5.5) (from Ch. 120, par. 421 1/2)
    Sec. 5.5. All carriers of motor fuel entering this State, and all carriers transporting motor fuel within this State, except railroads, pipe lines and water transportation companies operating as common carriers, and motor vehicles carrying not more than twenty gallons of motor fuel in the ordinary tank attached to such vehicle for use therein, shall carry a manifest showing the true name and address of the consignor and the consignee, the date and time of loading, the number of gallons and such other information as may be required by the Department. Every authorized agent of the Department shall have power to stop every such carrier for the purpose of examining such manifest, and to make any other reasonable investigation which will prevent avoidance of the tax provided for in this Act.
(Source: P.A. 87-895.)

35 ILCS 505/6

    (35 ILCS 505/6) (from Ch. 120, par. 422)
    Sec. 6. Collection of tax; distributors. A distributor who sells or distributes any motor fuel, which he is required by Section 5 to report to the Department when filing a return, shall (except as hereinafter provided) collect at the time of such sale and distribution, the amount of tax imposed under this Act on all such motor fuel sold and distributed, and at the time of making a return, the distributor shall pay to the Department the amount so collected less a discount of 2% through June 30, 2003 and 1.75% thereafter which is allowed to reimburse the distributor for the expenses incurred in keeping records, preparing and filing returns, collecting and remitting the tax and supplying data to the Department on request, and shall also pay to the Department an amount equal to the amount that would be collectible as a tax in the event of a sale thereof on all such motor fuel used by said distributor during the period covered by the return. However, no payment shall be made based upon dyed diesel fuel used by the distributor for non-highway purposes. The discount shall only be applicable to the amount of tax payment which accompanies a return which is filed timely in accordance with Section 5 of this Act. In each subsequent sale of motor fuel on which the amount of tax imposed under this Act has been collected as provided in this Section, the amount so collected shall be added to the selling price, so that the amount of tax is paid ultimately by the user of the motor fuel. However, no collection or payment shall be made in the case of the sale or use of any motor fuel to the extent to which such sale or use of motor fuel may not, under the constitution and statutes of the United States, be made the subject of taxation by this State. A person whose license to act as a distributor of fuel has been revoked shall, at the time of making a return, also pay to the Department an amount equal to the amount that would be collectible as a tax in the event of a sale thereof on all motor fuel, which he is required by the second paragraph of Section 5 to report to the Department in making a return, and which he had on hand on the date on which the license was revoked, and with respect to which no tax had been previously paid under this Act.
    A distributor may make tax free sales of motor fuel, with respect to which he is otherwise required to collect the tax, only as specified in the following items 1 through 7.
        1. When the sale is made to a person holding a valid
    
unrevoked license as a distributor, by making a specific notation thereof on invoices or sales slip covering each sale.
        2. When the sale is made with delivery to a purchaser
    
outside of this State.
        3. When the sale is made to the Federal Government or
    
its instrumentalities.
        4. When the sale is made to a municipal corporation
    
owning and operating a local transportation system for public service in this State when an official certificate of exemption is obtained in lieu of the tax.
        5. When the sale is made to a privately owned public
    
utility owning and operating 2 axle vehicles designed and used for transporting more than 7 passengers, which vehicles are used as common carriers in general transportation of passengers, are not devoted to any specialized purpose and are operated entirely within the territorial limits of a single municipality or of any group of contiguous municipalities, or in a close radius thereof, and the operations of which are subject to the regulations of the Illinois Commerce Commission, when an official certificate of exemption is obtained in lieu of the tax.
        6. When a sale of special fuel is made to a person
    
holding a valid, unrevoked license as a supplier, by making a specific notation thereof on the invoice or sales slip covering each such sale.
        7. When a sale of dyed diesel fuel is made to someone
    
other than a licensed distributor or a licensed supplier for non-highway purposes and the fuel is (i) delivered from a vehicle designed for the specific purpose of such sales and delivered directly into a stationary bulk storage tank that displays the notice required by Section 4f of this Act, (ii) delivered from a vehicle designed for the specific purpose of such sales and delivered directly into the fuel supply tanks of non-highway vehicles that are not required to be registered for highway use, or (iii) dispensed from a dyed diesel fuel dispensing facility that has withdrawal facilities that are not readily accessible to and are not capable of dispensing dyed diesel fuel into the fuel supply tank of a motor vehicle.
        A specific notation is required on the invoice or
    
sales slip covering such sales, and any supporting documentation that may be required by the Department must be obtained by the distributor. The distributor shall obtain and keep the supporting documentation in such form as the Department may require by rule.
        For purposes of this item 7, a dyed diesel fuel
    
dispensing facility is considered to have withdrawal facilities that are "not readily accessible to and not capable of dispensing dyed diesel fuel into the fuel supply tank of a motor vehicle" only if the dyed diesel fuel is delivered from: (i) a dispenser hose that is short enough so that it will not reach the fuel supply tank of a motor vehicle or (ii) a dispenser that is enclosed by a fence or other physical barrier so that a vehicle cannot pull alongside the dispenser to permit fueling.
        8. (Blank).
    All special fuel sold or used for non-highway purposes must have a dye added in accordance with Section 4d of this Law.
    All suits or other proceedings brought for the purpose of recovering any taxes, interest or penalties due the State of Illinois under this Act may be maintained in the name of the Department.
(Source: P.A. 96-1384, eff. 7-29-10.)

35 ILCS 505/6a

    (35 ILCS 505/6a) (from Ch. 120, par. 422a)
    Sec. 6a. Collection of tax; suppliers. A supplier, other than a licensed distributor, who sells or distributes any special fuel, which he is required by Section 5a to report to the Department when filing a return, shall (except as hereinafter provided) collect at the time of such sale and distribution, the amount of tax imposed under this Act on all such special fuel sold and distributed, and at the time of making a return, the supplier shall pay to the Department the amount so collected less a discount of 2% through June 30, 2003 and 1.75% thereafter which is allowed to reimburse the supplier for the expenses incurred in keeping records, preparing and filing returns, collecting and remitting the tax and supplying data to the Department on request, and shall also pay to the Department an amount equal to the amount that would be collectible as a tax in the event of a sale thereof on all such special fuel used by said supplier during the period covered by the return. However, no payment shall be made based upon dyed diesel fuel used by said supplier for non-highway purposes. The discount shall only be applicable to the amount of tax payment which accompanies a return which is filed timely in accordance with Section 5(a) of this Act. In each subsequent sale of special fuel on which the amount of tax imposed under this Act has been collected as provided in this Section, the amount so collected shall be added to the selling price, so that the amount of tax is paid ultimately by the user of the special fuel. However, no collection or payment shall be made in the case of the sale or use of any special fuel to the extent to which such sale or use of motor fuel may not, under the Constitution and statutes of the United States, be made the subject of taxation by this State.
    A person whose license to act as supplier of special fuel has been revoked shall, at the time of making a return, also pay to the Department an amount equal to the amount that would be collectible as a tax in the event of a sale thereof on all special fuel, which he is required by the 1st paragraph of Section 5a to report to the Department in making a return.
    A supplier may make tax-free sales of special fuel, with respect to which he is otherwise required to collect the tax, only as specified in the following items 1 through 7.
        1. When the sale is made to the federal government or
    
its instrumentalities.
        2. When the sale is made to a municipal corporation
    
owning and operating a local transportation system for public service in this State when an official certificate of exemption is obtained in lieu of the tax.
        3. When the sale is made to a privately owned public
    
utility owning and operating 2 axle vehicles designed and used for transporting more than 7 passengers, which vehicles are used as common carriers in general transportation of passengers, are not devoted to any specialized purpose and are operated entirely within the territorial limits of a single municipality or of any group of contiguous municipalities, or in a close radius thereof, and the operations of which are subject to the regulations of the Illinois Commerce Commission, when an official certificate of exemption is obtained in lieu of the tax.
        4. When a sale is made to a person holding a valid
    
unrevoked license as a supplier or a distributor by making a specific notation thereof on invoice or sales slip covering each such sale.
        5. When a sale of dyed diesel fuel is made to someone
    
other than a licensed distributor or licensed supplier for non-highway purposes and the fuel is (i) delivered from a vehicle designed for the specific purpose of such sales and delivered directly into a stationary bulk storage tank that displays the notice required by Section 4f of this Act, (ii) delivered from a vehicle designed for the specific purpose of such sales and delivered directly into the fuel supply tanks of non-highway vehicles that are not required to be registered for highway use, or (iii) dispensed from a dyed diesel fuel dispensing facility that has withdrawal facilities that are not readily accessible to and are not capable of dispensing dyed diesel fuel into the fuel supply tank of a motor vehicle.
        A specific notation is required on the invoice or
    
sales slip covering such sales, and any supporting documentation that may be required by the Department must be obtained by the supplier. The supplier shall obtain and keep the supporting documentation in such form as the Department may require by rule.
        For purposes of this item 5, a dyed diesel fuel
    
dispensing facility is considered to have withdrawal facilities that are "not readily accessible to and not capable of dispensing dyed diesel fuel into the fuel supply tank of a motor vehicle" only if the dyed diesel fuel is delivered from: (i) a dispenser hose that is short enough so that it will not reach the fuel supply tank of a motor vehicle or (ii) a dispenser that is enclosed by a fence or other physical barrier so that a vehicle cannot pull alongside the dispenser to permit fueling.
        6. (Blank).
        7. When a sale of special fuel is made to a person
    
where delivery is made outside of this State.
    All special fuel sold or used for non-highway purposes must have a dye added in accordance with Section 4d of this Law.
    All suits or other proceedings brought for the purpose of recovering any taxes, interest or penalties due the State of Illinois under this Act may be maintained in the name of the Department.
(Source: P.A. 96-1384, eff. 7-29-10.)

35 ILCS 505/7

    (35 ILCS 505/7) (from Ch. 120, par. 423)
    Sec. 7. Any person, not licensed as a receiver, distributor or supplier, purchasing fuel or motor fuel as to which there has been no charge made to him of the tax imposed by Section 2 or 2a, or both, shall make payment of the tax imposed by Section 2a of this Act and if the same be thereafter used in the operation of a motor vehicle upon the public highways, make payment of the motor fuel tax computed at the rate prescribed in Section 2 of this Act on the amount so used, such payment to be made to the Department not later than the 20th day of the month succeeding the month in which the motor fuel was so used.
    This Section does not apply in cases of such use of motor fuel which was obtained tax-free under an official certificate of exemption mentioned in Sections 6 and 6a of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-125.)

35 ILCS 505/7b

    (35 ILCS 505/7b) (from Ch. 120, par. 423b)
    Sec. 7b. Every railroad company, street, suburban or interurban railroad company, pipeline company, motor truck or motor tank car company and water transportation company transporting reportable motor fuel either in interstate or in intrastate commerce, to points within this State, and every person, transporting reportable motor fuel to a point in this State from a point without this State shall report all deliveries of reportable motor fuel made to points within Illinois to the Department of Revenue on forms prescribed by it.
    Such reports shall cover monthly periods, shall be submitted within 30 days after the close of the month covered by the report, shall show the name and address of the person to whom the deliveries of reportable motor fuel have actually and in fact been made, the name and address of the originally named consignee, if reportable motor fuel has been delivered to any other than the originally named consignee, the point of origin, the point of delivery, the date of delivery, and the number and initials of each car, if shipped by rail, the quantity of each shipment and delivery in gallons, the date delivered, the name of the person to whom delivered the point of shipment, the point of delivery, the name of the boat or barge, if delivered by water, and if delivered by other means, the manner in which such delivery is made.
(Source: Laws 1955, p. 2046.)

35 ILCS 505/8

    (35 ILCS 505/8) (from Ch. 120, par. 424)
    Sec. 8. Except as provided in Section 8a, subdivision (h)(1) of Section 12a, Section 13a.6, and items 13, 14, 15, and 16 of Section 15, all money received by the Department under this Act, including payments made to the Department by member jurisdictions participating in the International Fuel Tax Agreement, shall be deposited in a special fund in the State treasury, to be known as the "Motor Fuel Tax Fund", and shall be used as follows:
    (a) 2 1/2 cents per gallon of the tax collected on special fuel under paragraph (b) of Section 2 and Section 13a of this Act shall be transferred to the State Construction Account Fund in the State Treasury;
    (b) $420,000 shall be transferred each month to the State Boating Act Fund to be used by the Department of Natural Resources for the purposes specified in Article X of the Boat Registration and Safety Act;
    (c) $3,500,000 shall be transferred each month to the Grade Crossing Protection Fund to be used as follows: not less than $12,000,000 each fiscal year shall be used for the construction or reconstruction of rail highway grade separation structures; $2,250,000 in fiscal years 2004 through 2009 and $3,000,000 in fiscal year 2010 and each fiscal year thereafter shall be transferred to the Transportation Regulatory Fund and shall be accounted for as part of the rail carrier portion of such funds and shall be used to pay the cost of administration of the Illinois Commerce Commission's railroad safety program in connection with its duties under subsection (3) of Section 18c-7401 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, with the remainder to be used by the Department of Transportation upon order of the Illinois Commerce Commission, to pay that part of the cost apportioned by such Commission to the State to cover the interest of the public in the use of highways, roads, streets, or pedestrian walkways in the county highway system, township and district road system, or municipal street system as defined in the Illinois Highway Code, as the same may from time to time be amended, for separation of grades, for installation, construction or reconstruction of crossing protection or reconstruction, alteration, relocation including construction or improvement of any existing highway necessary for access to property or improvement of any grade crossing and grade crossing surface including the necessary highway approaches thereto of any railroad across the highway or public road, or for the installation, construction, reconstruction, or maintenance of a pedestrian walkway over or under a railroad right-of-way, as provided for in and in accordance with Section 18c-7401 of the Illinois Vehicle Code. The Commission may order up to $2,000,000 per year in Grade Crossing Protection Fund moneys for the improvement of grade crossing surfaces and up to $300,000 per year for the maintenance and renewal of 4-quadrant gate vehicle detection systems located at non-high speed rail grade crossings. The Commission shall not order more than $2,000,000 per year in Grade Crossing Protection Fund moneys for pedestrian walkways. In entering orders for projects for which payments from the Grade Crossing Protection Fund will be made, the Commission shall account for expenditures authorized by the orders on a cash rather than an accrual basis. For purposes of this requirement an "accrual basis" assumes that the total cost of the project is expended in the fiscal year in which the order is entered, while a "cash basis" allocates the cost of the project among fiscal years as expenditures are actually made. To meet the requirements of this subsection, the Illinois Commerce Commission shall develop annual and 5-year project plans of rail crossing capital improvements that will be paid for with moneys from the Grade Crossing Protection Fund. The annual project plan shall identify projects for the succeeding fiscal year and the 5-year project plan shall identify projects for the 5 directly succeeding fiscal years. The Commission shall submit the annual and 5-year project plans for this Fund to the Governor, the President of the Senate, the Senate Minority Leader, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives on the first Wednesday in April of each year;
    (d) of the amount remaining after allocations provided for in subsections (a), (b) and (c), a sufficient amount shall be reserved to pay all of the following:
        (1) the costs of the Department of Revenue in
    
administering this Act;
        (2) the costs of the Department of Transportation in
    
performing its duties imposed by the Illinois Highway Code for supervising the use of motor fuel tax funds apportioned to municipalities, counties and road districts;
        (3) refunds provided for in Section 13, refunds for
    
overpayment of decal fees paid under Section 13a.4 of this Act, and refunds provided for under the terms of the International Fuel Tax Agreement referenced in Section 14a;
        (4) from October 1, 1985 until June 30, 1994, the
    
administration of the Vehicle Emissions Inspection Law, which amount shall be certified monthly by the Environmental Protection Agency to the State Comptroller and shall promptly be transferred by the State Comptroller and Treasurer from the Motor Fuel Tax Fund to the Vehicle Inspection Fund, and for the period July 1, 1994 through June 30, 2000, one-twelfth of $25,000,000 each month, for the period July 1, 2000 through June 30, 2003, one-twelfth of $30,000,000 each month, and $15,000,000 on July 1, 2003, and $15,000,000 on January 1, 2004, and $15,000,000 on each July 1 and October 1, or as soon thereafter as may be practical, during the period July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2012, and $30,000,000 on June 1, 2013, or as soon thereafter as may be practical, and $15,000,000 on July 1 and October 1, or as soon thereafter as may be practical, during the period of July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2015, for the administration of the Vehicle Emissions Inspection Law of 2005, to be transferred by the State Comptroller and Treasurer from the Motor Fuel Tax Fund into the Vehicle Inspection Fund;
        (5) amounts ordered paid by the Court of Claims; and
        (6) payment of motor fuel use taxes due to member
    
jurisdictions under the terms of the International Fuel Tax Agreement. The Department shall certify these amounts to the Comptroller by the 15th day of each month; the Comptroller shall cause orders to be drawn for such amounts, and the Treasurer shall administer those amounts on or before the last day of each month;
    (e) after allocations for the purposes set forth in subsections (a), (b), (c) and (d), the remaining amount shall be apportioned as follows:
        (1) Until January 1, 2000, 58.4%, and beginning
    
January 1, 2000, 45.6% shall be deposited as follows:
            (A) 37% into the State Construction Account Fund,
        
and
            (B) 63% into the Road Fund, $1,250,000 of which
        
shall be reserved each month for the Department of Transportation to be used in accordance with the provisions of Sections 6-901 through 6-906 of the Illinois Highway Code;
        (2) Until January 1, 2000, 41.6%, and beginning
    
January 1, 2000, 54.4% shall be transferred to the Department of Transportation to be distributed as follows:
            (A) 49.10% to the municipalities of the State,
            (B) 16.74% to the counties of the State having
        
1,000,000 or more inhabitants,
            (C) 18.27% to the counties of the State having
        
less than 1,000,000 inhabitants,
            (D) 15.89% to the road districts of the State.
    As soon as may be after the first day of each month the Department of Transportation shall allot to each municipality its share of the amount apportioned to the several municipalities which shall be in proportion to the population of such municipalities as determined by the last preceding municipal census if conducted by the Federal Government or Federal census. If territory is annexed to any municipality subsequent to the time of the last preceding census the corporate authorities of such municipality may cause a census to be taken of such annexed territory and the population so ascertained for such territory shall be added to the population of the municipality as determined by the last preceding census for the purpose of determining the allotment for that municipality. If the population of any municipality was not determined by the last Federal census preceding any apportionment, the apportionment to such municipality shall be in accordance with any census taken by such municipality. Any municipal census used in accordance with this Section shall be certified to the Department of Transportation by the clerk of such municipality, and the accuracy thereof shall be subject to approval of the Department which may make such corrections as it ascertains to be necessary.
    As soon as may be after the first day of each month the Department of Transportation shall allot to each county its share of the amount apportioned to the several counties of the State as herein provided. Each allotment to the several counties having less than 1,000,000 inhabitants shall be in proportion to the amount of motor vehicle license fees received from the residents of such counties, respectively, during the preceding calendar year. The Secretary of State shall, on or before April 15 of each year, transmit to the Department of Transportation a full and complete report showing the amount of motor vehicle license fees received from the residents of each county, respectively, during the preceding calendar year. The Department of Transportation shall, each month, use for allotment purposes the last such report received from the Secretary of State.
    As soon as may be after the first day of each month, the Department of Transportation shall allot to the several counties their share of the amount apportioned for the use of road districts. The allotment shall be apportioned among the several counties in the State in the proportion which the total mileage of township or district roads in the respective counties bears to the total mileage of all township and district roads in the State. Funds allotted to the respective counties for the use of road districts therein shall be allocated to the several road districts in the county in the proportion which the total mileage of such township or district roads in the respective road districts bears to the total mileage of all such township or district roads in the county. After July 1 of any year prior to 2011, no allocation shall be made for any road district unless it levied a tax for road and bridge purposes in an amount which will require the extension of such tax against the taxable property in any such road district at a rate of not less than either .08% of the value thereof, based upon the assessment for the year immediately prior to the year in which such tax was levied and as equalized by the Department of Revenue or, in DuPage County, an amount equal to or greater than $12,000 per mile of road under the jurisdiction of the road district, whichever is less. Beginning July 1, 2011 and each July 1 thereafter, an allocation shall be made for any road district if it levied a tax for road and bridge purposes. In counties other than DuPage County, if the amount of the tax levy requires the extension of the tax against the taxable property in the road district at a rate that is less than 0.08% of the value thereof, based upon the assessment for the year immediately prior to the year in which the tax was levied and as equalized by the Department of Revenue, then the amount of the allocation for that road district shall be a percentage of the maximum allocation equal to the percentage obtained by dividing the rate extended by the district by 0.08%. In DuPage County, if the amount of the tax levy requires the extension of the tax against the taxable property in the road district at a rate that is less than the lesser of (i) 0.08% of the value of the taxable property in the road district, based upon the assessment for the year immediately prior to the year in which such tax was levied and as equalized by the Department of Revenue, or (ii) a rate that will yield an amount equal to $12,000 per mile of road under the jurisdiction of the road district, then the amount of the allocation for the road district shall be a percentage of the maximum allocation equal to the percentage obtained by dividing the rate extended by the district by the lesser of (i) 0.08% or (ii) the rate that will yield an amount equal to $12,000 per mile of road under the jurisdiction of the road district.
    Prior to 2011, if any road district has levied a special tax for road purposes pursuant to Sections 6-601, 6-602 and 6-603 of the Illinois Highway Code, and such tax was levied in an amount which would require extension at a rate of not less than .08% of the value of the taxable property thereof, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, or, in DuPage County, an amount equal to or greater than $12,000 per mile of road under the jurisdiction of the road district, whichever is less, such levy shall, however, be deemed a proper compliance with this Section and shall qualify such road district for an allotment under this Section. Beginning in 2011 and thereafter, if any road district has levied a special tax for road purposes under Sections 6-601, 6-602, and 6-603 of the Illinois Highway Code, and the tax was levied in an amount that would require extension at a rate of not less than 0.08% of the value of the taxable property of that road district, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue or, in DuPage County, an amount equal to or greater than $12,000 per mile of road under the jurisdiction of the road district, whichever is less, that levy shall be deemed a proper compliance with this Section and shall qualify such road district for a full, rather than proportionate, allotment under this Section. If the levy for the special tax is less than 0.08% of the value of the taxable property, or, in DuPage County if the levy for the special tax is less than the lesser of (i) 0.08% or (ii) $12,000 per mile of road under the jurisdiction of the road district, and if the levy for the special tax is more than any other levy for road and bridge purposes, then the levy for the special tax qualifies the road district for a proportionate, rather than full, allotment under this Section. If the levy for the special tax is equal to or less than any other levy for road and bridge purposes, then any allotment under this Section shall be determined by the other levy for road and bridge purposes.
    Prior to 2011, if a township has transferred to the road and bridge fund money which, when added to the amount of any tax levy of the road district would be the equivalent of a tax levy requiring extension at a rate of at least .08%, or, in DuPage County, an amount equal to or greater than $12,000 per mile of road under the jurisdiction of the road district, whichever is less, such transfer, together with any such tax levy, shall be deemed a proper compliance with this Section and shall qualify the road district for an allotment under this Section.
    In counties in which a property tax extension limitation is imposed under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law, road districts may retain their entitlement to a motor fuel tax allotment or, beginning in 2011, their entitlement to a full allotment if, at the time the property tax extension limitation was imposed, the road district was levying a road and bridge tax at a rate sufficient to entitle it to a motor fuel tax allotment and continues to levy the maximum allowable amount after the imposition of the property tax extension limitation. Any road district may in all circumstances retain its entitlement to a motor fuel tax allotment or, beginning in 2011, its entitlement to a full allotment if it levied a road and bridge tax in an amount that will require the extension of the tax against the taxable property in the road district at a rate of not less than 0.08% of the assessed value of the property, based upon the assessment for the year immediately preceding the year in which the tax was levied and as equalized by the Department of Revenue or, in DuPage County, an amount equal to or greater than $12,000 per mile of road under the jurisdiction of the road district, whichever is less.
    As used in this Section the term "road district" means any road district, including a county unit road district, provided for by the Illinois Highway Code; and the term "township or district road" means any road in the township and district road system as defined in the Illinois Highway Code. For the purposes of this Section, "township or district road" also includes such roads as are maintained by park districts, forest preserve districts and conservation districts. The Department of Transportation shall determine the mileage of all township and district roads for the purposes of making allotments and allocations of motor fuel tax funds for use in road districts.
    Payment of motor fuel tax moneys to municipalities and counties shall be made as soon as possible after the allotment is made. The treasurer of the municipality or county may invest these funds until their use is required and the interest earned by these investments shall be limited to the same uses as the principal funds.
(Source: P.A. 97-72, eff. 7-1-11; 97-333, eff. 8-12-11; 98-24, eff. 6-19-13; 98-674, eff. 6-30-14.)

35 ILCS 505/8a

    (35 ILCS 505/8a) (from Ch. 120, par. 424a)
    Sec. 8a. All money received by the Department under Section 2a of this Act shall be deposited in the Underground Storage Tank Fund created by Section 57.11 of the Environmental Protection Act, as now or hereafter amended.
(Source: P.A. 88-496.)

35 ILCS 505/11.5

    (35 ILCS 505/11.5) (from Ch. 120, par. 427a)
    Sec. 11.5. In the event that liability upon the bond filed by a distributor, supplier, or receiver with the Department shall be discharged or reduced, whether by judgment rendered, payment made or otherwise, or if in the opinion of the Department the bond of any distributor, supplier, or receiver theretofore given shall become unsatisfactory, then the distributor, supplier, or receiver shall forthwith, upon the written demand of the Department, file a new bond in the same manner and form and in an amount and with sureties satisfactory to the Department, failing which the Department shall forthwith revoke the license of the distributor, supplier, or receiver.
    If such new bond shall be furnished by the distributor, supplier, or receiver as above provided, the Department shall cancel the bond for which such new bond shall be substituted.
    Any surety on any bond furnished by any distributor, supplier, or receiver shall be released and discharged from any and all liability to the State of Illinois accruing on such bond after the expiration of 60 days from the date upon which such surety shall have filed with the Department written request so to be released and discharged. But such request shall not operate to relieve, release or discharge such surety from any liability already accrued, or which shall accrue, before the expiration of said 60-day period. The Department shall, promptly on receipt of such request, notify the distributor, supplier, or receiver and, unless such distributor, supplier, or receiver shall on or before the expiration of such 60-day period file with the Department a new bond with a surety or sureties satisfactory to the Department in the amount and form hereinbefore provided, the Department shall forthwith cancel the license of such distributor, supplier, or receiver. If such new bond shall be furnished by said distributor, supplier, or receiver as above provided, the Department shall cancel the bond for which such new bond shall be substituted.
(Source: P.A. 91-173, eff. 1-1-00.)

35 ILCS 505/12

    (35 ILCS 505/12) (from Ch. 120, par. 428)
    Sec. 12. It is the duty of every distributor, receiver, and supplier under this Act to keep within this State or at some office outside this State for any period for which the Department is authorized to issue a Notice of Tax Liability to the distributor, receiver, or supplier records and books showing all purchases, receipts, losses through any cause, sales, distribution and use of motor fuel, aviation fuels, home heating oils, and kerosene, and products used for the purpose of blending to produce motor fuel, which records and books shall, at all times during business hours of the day, be subject to inspection by the Department, or its duly authorized agents and employees. For purposes of this Section, "records" means all data maintained by the taxpayer including data on paper, microfilm, microfiche or any type of machine-sensible data compilation. The Department may, in its discretion, prescribe reasonable and uniform methods for keeping of records and books by licensees and that set forth requirements for the form and format of records that must be maintained in order to comply with any recordkeeping requirement under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 91-173, eff. 1-1-00.)

35 ILCS 505/12a

    (35 ILCS 505/12a) (from Ch. 120, par. 428a)
    Sec. 12a. (a) Any duly authorized agent or employee of the Department shall have authority to enter in or upon the premises of any manufacturer, vendor, dealer, retailer, distributor, receiver, supplier or user of motor fuel or special fuels during the regular business hours in order to examine books, records, invoices, storage tanks, and any other applicable equipment pertaining to motor fuel, aviation fuels, home heating oils, kerosene, or special fuels, to determine whether or not the taxes imposed by this Act have been paid.
    (b) Any duly authorized agent of the Department, upon presenting appropriate credentials and a written notice to the person who owns, operates, or controls the place to be inspected, shall have the authority to enter any place and to conduct inspections in accordance with subsections (b) through (g) of this Section.
    (c) Inspections will be performed in a reasonable manner and at times that are reasonable under the circumstances, taking into consideration the normal business hours of the place to be entered.
    (d) Inspections may be at any place at which taxable motor fuel is or may be produced or stored or at any inspection site where evidence of the following activities may be discovered:
        (1) Where any dyed diesel fuel is sold or held for
    
sale by any person for any use which the person knows or has reason to know is not a nontaxable use of such fuel.
        (2) Where any dyed diesel fuel is held for use or
    
used by any person for a use other than a nontaxable use and the person knew, or had reason to know, that the fuel was dyed according to Section 4d.
        (3) Where any person willfully alters, or attempts to
    
alter, the strength or composition of any dye or marking done pursuant to Section 4d of this Law.
    The places may include, but are not limited to, the following:
        (1) Any terminal.
        (2) Any fuel storage facility that is not a terminal.
        (3) Any retail fuel facility.
        (4) Any designated inspection site.
    (e) Duly authorized agents of the Department may physically inspect, examine, or otherwise search any tank, reservoir, or other container that can or may be used for the production, storage, or transportation of fuel, fuel dyes, or fuel markers. Inspection may also be made of any equipment used for, or in connection with, production, storage, or transportation of fuel, fuel dyes, or fuel markers. This includes any equipment used for the dyeing or marking of fuel. This also includes books and records, if any, that are maintained at the place of inspection and are kept to determine tax liability under this Law.
    (f) Duly authorized agents of the Department may detain any motor vehicle, train, barge, ship, or vessel for the purpose of inspecting its fuel tanks and storage tanks. Detainment will be either on the premises under inspection or at a designated inspection site. Detainment may continue for a reasonable period of time as is necessary to determine the amount and composition of the fuel.
    (g) Duly authorized agents of the Department may take and remove samples of fuel in quantities as are reasonably necessary to determine the composition of the fuel.
    (h) (1) Any person that refuses to allow an inspection
    
shall pay a $1,000 penalty for each refusal. This penalty is in addition to any other penalty or tax that may be imposed upon that person or any other person liable for tax under this Law. All penalties received under this subsection shall be deposited into the Tax Compliance and Administration Fund.
        (2) In addition, any licensee who refuses to allow an
    
inspection shall be subject to license revocation as provided by Section 16 of this Law.
(Source: P.A. 91-173, eff. 1-1-00.)

35 ILCS 505/13

    (35 ILCS 505/13) (from Ch. 120, par. 429)
    Sec. 13. Refund of tax paid. Any person other than a distributor or supplier, who loses motor fuel through any cause or uses motor fuel (upon which he has paid the amount required to be collected under Section 2 of this Act) for any purpose other than operating a motor vehicle upon the public highways or waters, shall be reimbursed and repaid the amount so paid.
    Any person who purchases motor fuel in Illinois and uses that motor fuel in another state and that other state imposes a tax on the use of such motor fuel shall be reimbursed and repaid the amount of Illinois tax paid under Section 2 of this Act on the motor fuel used in such other state. Reimbursement and repayment shall be made by the Department upon receipt of adequate proof of taxes directly paid to another state and the amount of motor fuel used in that state.
    Claims based in whole or in part on taxes paid to another state shall include (i) a certified copy of the tax return filed with such other state by the claimant; (ii) a copy of either the cancelled check paying the tax due on such return, or a receipt acknowledging payment of the tax due on such tax return; and (iii) such other information as the Department may reasonably require. This paragraph shall not apply to taxes paid on returns filed under Section 13a.3 of this Act.
    Any person who purchases motor fuel use tax decals as required by Section 13a.4 and pays an amount of fees for such decals that exceeds the amount due shall be reimbursed and repaid the amount of the decal fees that are deemed by the department to be in excess of the amount due.
    Claims for such reimbursement must be made to the Department of Revenue, duly verified by the claimant (or by the claimant's legal representative if the claimant has died or become a person under legal disability), upon forms prescribed by the Department. The claim must state such facts relating to the purchase, importation, manufacture or production of the motor fuel by the claimant as the Department may deem necessary, and the time when, and the circumstances of its loss or the specific purpose for which it was used (as the case may be), together with such other information as the Department may reasonably require. No claim based upon idle time shall be allowed. Claims for reimbursement for overpayment of decal fees shall be made to the Department of Revenue, duly verified by the claimant (or by the claimant's legal representative if the claimant has died or become a person under legal disability), upon forms prescribed by the Department. The claim shall state facts relating to the overpayment of decal fees, together with such other information as the Department may reasonably require. Claims for reimbursement of overpayment of decal fees paid on or after January 1, 2011 must be filed not later than one year after the date on which the fees were paid by the claimant. If it is determined that the Department should reimburse a claimant for overpayment of decal fees, the Department shall first apply the amount of such refund against any tax or penalty or interest due by the claimant under Section 13a of this Act.
    Claims for full reimbursement for taxes paid on or before December 31, 1999 must be filed not later than one year after the date on which the tax was paid by the claimant. If, however, a claim for such reimbursement otherwise meeting the requirements of this Section is filed more than one year but less than 2 years after that date, the claimant shall be reimbursed at the rate of 80% of the amount to which he would have been entitled if his claim had been timely filed.
    Claims for full reimbursement for taxes paid on or after January 1, 2000 must be filed not later than 2 years after the date on which the tax was paid by the claimant.
    The Department may make such investigation of the correctness of the facts stated in such claims as it deems necessary. When the Department has approved any such claim, it shall pay to the claimant (or to the claimant's legal representative, as such if the claimant has died or become a person under legal disability) the reimbursement provided in this Section, out of any moneys appropriated to it for that purpose.
    Any distributor or supplier who has paid the tax imposed by Section 2 of this Act upon motor fuel lost or used by such distributor or supplier for any purpose other than operating a motor vehicle upon the public highways or waters may file a claim for credit or refund to recover the amount so paid. Such claims shall be filed on forms prescribed by the Department. Such claims shall be made to the Department, duly verified by the claimant (or by the claimant's legal representative if the claimant has died or become a person under legal disability), upon forms prescribed by the Department. The claim shall state such facts relating to the purchase, importation, manufacture or production of the motor fuel by the claimant as the Department may deem necessary and the time when the loss or nontaxable use occurred, and the circumstances of its loss or the specific purpose for which it was used (as the case may be), together with such other information as the Department may reasonably require. Claims must be filed not later than one year after the date on which the tax was paid by the claimant.
    The Department may make such investigation of the correctness of the facts stated in such claims as it deems necessary. When the Department approves a claim, the Department shall issue a refund or credit memorandum as requested by the taxpayer, to the distributor or supplier who made the payment for which the refund or credit is being given or, if the distributor or supplier has died or become incompetent, to such distributor's or supplier's legal representative, as such. The amount of such credit memorandum shall be credited against any tax due or to become due under this Act from the distributor or supplier who made the payment for which credit has been given.
    Any credit or refund that is allowed under this Section shall bear interest at the rate and in the manner specified in the Uniform Penalty and Interest Act.
    In case the distributor or supplier requests and the Department determines that the claimant is entitled to a refund, such refund shall be made only from such appropriation as may be available for that purpose. If it appears unlikely that the amount appropriated would permit everyone having a claim allowed during the period covered by such appropriation to elect to receive a cash refund, the Department, by rule or regulation, shall provide for the payment of refunds in hardship cases and shall define what types of cases qualify as hardship cases.
    In any case in which there has been an erroneous refund of tax or fees payable under this Section, a notice of tax liability may be issued at any time within 3 years from the making of that refund, or within 5 years from the making of that refund if it appears that any part of the refund was induced by fraud or the misrepresentation of material fact. The amount of any proposed assessment set forth by the Department shall be limited to the amount of the erroneous refund.
    If no tax is due and no proceeding is pending to determine whether such distributor or supplier is indebted to the Department for tax, the credit memorandum so issued may be assigned and set over by the lawful holder thereof, subject to reasonable rules of the Department, to any other licensed distributor or supplier who is subject to this Act, and the amount thereof applied by the Department against any tax due or to become due under this Act from such assignee.
    If the payment for which the distributor's or supplier's claim is filed is held in the protest fund of the State Treasury during the pendency of the claim for credit proceedings pursuant to the order of the court in accordance with Section 2a of the State Officers and Employees Money Disposition Act and if it is determined by the Department or by the final order of a reviewing court under the Administrative Review Law that the claimant is entitled to all or a part of the credit claimed, the claimant, instead of receiving a credit memorandum from the Department, shall receive a cash refund from the protest fund as provided for in Section 2a of the State Officers and Employees Money Disposition Act.
    If any person ceases to be licensed as a distributor or supplier while still holding an unused credit memorandum issued under this Act, such person may, at his election (instead of assigning the credit memorandum to a licensed distributor or licensed supplier under this Act), surrender such unused credit memorandum to the Department and receive a refund of the amount to which such person is entitled.
    For claims based upon taxes paid on or before December 31, 2000, a claim based upon the use of undyed diesel fuel shall not be allowed except (i) if allowed under the following paragraph or (ii) for undyed diesel fuel used by a commercial vehicle, as that term is defined in Section 1-111.8 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, for any purpose other than operating the commercial vehicle upon the public highways and unlicensed commercial vehicles operating on private property. Claims shall be limited to commercial vehicles that are operated for both highway purposes and any purposes other than operating such vehicles upon the public highways.
    For claims based upon taxes paid on or after January 1, 2000, a claim based upon the use of undyed diesel fuel shall not be allowed except (i) if allowed under the preceding paragraph or (ii) for claims for the following:
        (1) Undyed diesel fuel used (i) in a manufacturing
    
process, as defined in Section 2-45 of the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act, wherein the undyed diesel fuel becomes a component part of a product or by-product, other than fuel or motor fuel, when the use of dyed diesel fuel in that manufacturing process results in a product that is unsuitable for its intended use or (ii) for testing machinery and equipment in a manufacturing process, as defined in Section 2-45 of the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act, wherein the testing takes place on private property.
        (2) Undyed diesel fuel used by a manufacturer on
    
private property in the research and development, as defined in Section 1.29, of machinery or equipment intended for manufacture.
        (3) Undyed diesel fuel used by a single unit
    
self-propelled agricultural fertilizer implement, designed for on and off road use, equipped with flotation tires and specially adapted for the application of plant food materials or agricultural chemicals.
        (4) Undyed diesel fuel used by a commercial motor
    
vehicle for any purpose other than operating the commercial motor vehicle upon the public highways. Claims shall be limited to commercial motor vehicles that are operated for both highway purposes and any purposes other than operating such vehicles upon the public highways.
        (5) Undyed diesel fuel used by a unit of local
    
government in its operation of an airport if the undyed diesel fuel is used directly in airport operations on airport property.
        (6) Undyed diesel fuel used by refrigeration units
    
that are permanently mounted to a semitrailer, as defined in Section 1.28 of this Law, wherein the refrigeration units have a fuel supply system dedicated solely for the operation of the refrigeration units.
        (7) Undyed diesel fuel used by power take-off
    
equipment as defined in Section 1.27 of this Law.
        (8) Beginning on the effective date of this
    
amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly, undyed diesel fuel used by tugs and spotter equipment to shift vehicles or parcels on both private and airport property. Any claim under this item (8) may be made only by a claimant that owns tugs and spotter equipment and operates that equipment on both private and airport property. The aggregate of all credits or refunds resulting from claims filed under this item (8) by a claimant in any calendar year may not exceed $100,000. A claim may not be made under this item (8) by the same claimant more often than once each quarter. For the purposes of this item (8), "tug" means a vehicle designed for use on airport property that shifts custom-designed containers of parcels from loading docks to aircraft, and "spotter equipment" means a vehicle designed for use on both private and airport property that shifts trailers containing parcels between staging areas and loading docks.
    Any person who has paid the tax imposed by Section 2 of this Law upon undyed diesel fuel that is unintentionally mixed with dyed diesel fuel and who owns or controls the mixture of undyed diesel fuel and dyed diesel fuel may file a claim for refund to recover the amount paid. The amount of undyed diesel fuel unintentionally mixed must equal 500 gallons or more. Any claim for refund of unintentionally mixed undyed diesel fuel and dyed diesel fuel shall be supported by documentation showing the date and location of the unintentional mixing, the number of gallons involved, the disposition of the mixed diesel fuel, and any other information that the Department may reasonably require. Any unintentional mixture of undyed diesel fuel and dyed diesel fuel shall be sold or used only for non-highway purposes.
    The Department shall promulgate regulations establishing specific limits on the amount of undyed diesel fuel that may be claimed for refund.
    For purposes of claims for refund, "loss" means the reduction of motor fuel resulting from fire, theft, spillage, spoilage, leakage, or any other provable cause, but does not include a reduction resulting from evaporation, or shrinkage due to temperature variations. In the case of losses due to fire or theft, the claimant must include fire department or police department reports and any other documentation that the Department may require.
(Source: P.A. 96-1384, eff. 7-29-10.)

35 ILCS 505/13a

    (35 ILCS 505/13a) (from Ch. 120, par. 429a)
    Sec. 13a. (1) A tax is hereby imposed upon the use of motor fuel upon highways of this State by commercial motor vehicles. The tax shall be comprised of 2 parts. Part (a) shall be at the rate established by Section 2 of this Act, as heretofore or hereafter amended. Part (b) shall be at the rate established by subsection (2) of this Section as now or hereafter amended.
    (2) A rate shall be established by the Department as of January 1 of each year using the average "selling price", as defined in the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act, per gallon of motor fuel sold in this State during the previous 12 months and multiplying it by 6 1/4% to determine the cents per gallon rate. For the period beginning on July 1, 2000 and through December 31, 2000, the Department shall establish a rate using the average "selling price", as defined in the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act, per gallon of motor fuel sold in this State during calendar year 1999 and multiplying it by 1.25% to determine the cents per gallon rate.
(Source: P.A. 91-872, eff. 7-1-00.)

35 ILCS 505/13a.1

    (35 ILCS 505/13a.1) (from Ch. 120, par. 429a1)
    Sec. 13a.1. Every commercial motor carrier shall pay the tax imposed by Section 13a hereof to the Department, calculated on the amount of motor fuel consumed on any highway within this State.
(Source: P.A. 88-480.)

35 ILCS 505/13a.2

    (35 ILCS 505/13a.2) (from Ch. 120, par. 429a2)
    Sec. 13a.2. Each motor carrier shall keep records which accurately reflect the type and number of gallons of motor fuel consumed, the number of miles traveled with each type of fuel on the highways of each jurisdiction and the highways of Illinois, the type and number of gallons of tax paid fuel purchased in this State, and every jurisdiction, and the number of miles traveled and the amount of fuel consumed on the highways of this State and every jurisdiction. Licensees shall preserve the records for a period of 4 years from the due date of their returns or the date filed, whichever is later. In the absence of such records, the Department shall presume that one gallon of fuel is used for each 4.0 miles traveled in this State. Every authorized agent of the Department shall have power to make any reasonable investigations to prevent avoidance of the tax imposed by Section 13a hereof.
    Failure to provide records demanded for the purpose of audit extends the statute of limitations until the records are provided.
(Source: P.A. 88-480.)

35 ILCS 505/13a.3

    (35 ILCS 505/13a.3) (from Ch. 120, par. 429a3)
    Sec. 13a.3. Every person holding a valid unrevoked motor fuel use tax license issued under Section 13a.4 of this Act shall, on or before the last day of the month next succeeding any calendar quarter, file with the Department a report, in such form as the Department may by rule or regulation prescribe, setting forth a statement of the number of miles traveled in every jurisdiction and in this State during the previous calendar quarter, the number of gallons and type of reportable motor fuel consumed on the highways of every jurisdiction and of this State, and the total number of gallons and types of tax paid fuel purchased within every jurisdiction during said previous calendar quarter. A motor carrier who purchases motor fuel in this State who pays a tax thereon under any section of the Motor Fuel Tax Law other than Sections 13a, 13a.1, 13a.2 and 13a.3, and who does not apply for a refund under Section 13 of the Motor Fuel Tax Law, shall receive a gallon for gallon credit against his liability under Sections 13a, 13a.1, 13a.2 and 13a.3 hereof. The rate under Section 2 of this Act shall apply to each gallon of motor fuel used by such motor carrier on the highways of Illinois during the previous calendar quarter in excess of the motor fuel purchased in Illinois during such previous calendar quarter.
    The rate under subsection (2) of Section 13a of this Act shall apply to each gallon of motor fuel used by such motor carrier on the highways of Illinois during the previous calendar quarter. For purposes of the preceding paragraphs "used" shall be determined as provided in Section 13a.2 of this Act.
    For such motor fuel consumed during the previous calendar quarter, said tax shall be payable on the last day of the month next succeeding such previous calendar quarter and shall bear interest until paid at the rate established by the International Motor Fuel Tax Agreement, as now and hereafter amended.
    Reports not filed by the due date shall be considered late and any taxes due considered delinquent. The licensee may be assessed a penalty of $50 or 10% of the delinquent taxes, whichever is greater, for failure to file a report, or for filing a late report, or for underpayment of taxes due.
    As to each gallon of motor fuel purchased in Illinois by such motor carrier during the previous calendar quarter in excess of the number of gallons of motor fuel used by such motor carrier on the highways of Illinois during such previous calendar quarter, the taxpayer may take a credit for the current calendar quarter or the Department may issue a credit memorandum or refund to such motor carrier for any tax imposed by Part (a) of Section 13a of this Act paid on each such gallon. If a credit is given, the credit memorandum shall be carried over to offset liabilities of the licensee until the credit is fully offset or until 8 calendar quarters pass after the end of the calendar quarter in which the credit accrued, whichever occurs sooner.
    A motor carrier who purchases motor fuel in this State shall be entitled to a refund under this Section or a credit against all his liabilities under Sections 13a, 13a.1, 13a.2 and 13a.3 hereof for taxes imposed by the Use Tax Act, the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act, the Municipal Retailers' Occupation Tax Act and the County Retailers' Occupation Tax Act on such motor fuel at a rate equal to that established by subsection (2) of Section 13a of this Act, provided that such taxes have been paid by the taxpayer and such taxes have been charged to the motor carrier claiming the credit or refund.
(Source: P.A. 98-964, eff. 8-15-14.)

35 ILCS 505/13a.4

    (35 ILCS 505/13a.4) (from Ch. 120, par. 429a4)
    Sec. 13a.4. Except as provided in Section 13a.5 of this Act, no motor carrier shall operate in Illinois without first securing a motor fuel use tax license and decals from the Department or a motor fuel use tax license and decals issued under the International Fuel Tax Agreement by any member jurisdiction. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section to the contrary, however, the Director of Revenue or his designee may, upon determining that a disaster exists in Illinois or in any other state, temporarily waive the licensing requirements of this Section for commercial motor vehicles that travel through Illinois, or return to Illinois from a point outside Illinois, for the purpose of assisting in disaster relief efforts. Temporary waiver of the licensing requirements of this Section shall not exceed a period of 30 days from the date the Director temporarily waives the licensing requirements of this Section. For purposes of this Section, a disaster includes flood, tornado, hurricane, fire, earthquake, or any other disaster that causes or threatens loss of life or destruction or damage to property of such a magnitude as to endanger the public health, safety, and welfare. The licensing requirements of this Section shall be temporarily waived only if the operator of the commercial motor vehicle can provide proof by manifest that the commercial motor vehicle is traveling through Illinois or returning to Illinois from a point outside Illinois for purposes of assisting in disaster relief efforts. Application for such license and decals shall be made annually to the Department on forms prescribed by the Department. The application shall be under oath, and shall contain such information as the Department deems necessary. The Department, for cause, may require an applicant to post a bond on a form to be approved by and with a surety or sureties satisfactory to the Department conditioned upon such applicant paying to the State of Illinois all monies becoming due by reason of the sale or use of motor fuel by the applicant, together with all penalties and interest thereon. If a bond is required, it shall be equal to at least twice the estimated average tax liability of a quarterly return. The Department shall fix the penalty of such bond in each case taking into consideration the amount of motor fuel expected to be used by such applicant and the penalty fixed by the Department shall be such as, in its opinion, will protect the State of Illinois against failure to pay the amount hereinafter provided on motor fuel used. No person who is in default to the State for monies due under this Act for the sale, distribution or use of motor fuel shall receive such a license or decal.
    Upon receipt of the application for license in proper form, and upon payment of any required $100 reinstatement fee, and upon approval by the Department of the bond furnished by the applicant, the Department may issue to such applicant a license which allows the operation of commercial motor vehicles in Illinois, and decals for each commercial motor vehicle operating in Illinois. Prior to January 1, 1985, motor fuel use tax licenses shall be conspicuously displayed in the cab of each commercial motor vehicle operating in Illinois. After January 1, 1986, motor fuel use tax licenses shall be carried in the cab of each commercial motor vehicle operating in Illinois.
    The Department shall, by regulation, provide for the use of reproductions of original motor fuel use tax licenses in lieu of issuing multiple original motor fuel use tax licenses to licensees.
    On and after January 1, 1985, external motor fuel tax decals shall be conspicuously displayed on the passenger side of each commercial motor vehicle propelled by motor fuel operating in Illinois, except buses, which may display such devices on the driver's side of the vehicle. Beginning with the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1993 or the membership of the State of Illinois in the International Fuel Tax Agreement, whichever is later, the decals issued to the licensee shall be placed on both exterior sides of the cab. In the case of transporters, manufacturers, dealers, or driveway operations, the decals need not be permanently affixed but may be temporarily displayed in a visible manner on the exterior sides of the cab. Failure to display the decals in the required locations may subject the vehicle operator to the purchase of a trip permit and a citation. Such motor fuel tax decals shall be issued by the Department and remain valid for a period of 2 calendar years, beginning January 1, 1985. The decals shall expire at the end of the regular 2 year issuance period, with new decals required to be displayed at that time. Beginning January 1, 1993, the motor fuel decals shall be issued by the Department and remain valid for a period of one calendar year. The decals shall expire at the end of the regular one year issuance period, with new decals required to be displayed at that time. Decals shall be no larger than 3 inches by 3 inches. Prior to January 1, 1993, a fee of $7.50 shall be charged by the Department for each decal issued prior to and during the 2 calendar years such decal is valid. Beginning January 1, 1993, a fee of $3.75 shall be charged by the Department for each decal issued prior to and during the calendar year such decal is valid. Beginning January 1, 1994, $3.75 shall be charged for a set of 2 decals. The Department may also prescribe procedures for the issuance of replacement decals, with a maximum fee of $2 for each set of replacement decals issued. The transfer of decals from one vehicle to another vehicle or from one motor carrier to another motor carrier is prohibited. The fees paid for the decals issued under this Section shall be deposited in the Motor Fuel Tax Fund, and may be appropriated to the Department for administration of this Section and enforcement of the tax imposed by Section 13a of this Act.
    To avoid duplicate reporting of mileage and payment of any tax arising therefrom under Section 13a.3 of this Act, the Department shall, by regulation, provide for the allocation between lessors and lessees of the same commercial motor vehicle or vehicles of the responsibility as a motor carrier for the reporting of mileage and the liability for tax arising under Section 13a.3 of this Act, and for registration, furnishing of bond, carrying of motor fuel use tax licenses, and display of decals under this Section, and for all other duties imposed upon motor carriers by this Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-1384, eff. 7-29-10.)

35 ILCS 505/13a.5

    (35 ILCS 505/13a.5) (from Ch. 120, par. 429a5)
    Sec. 13a.5. As to a commercial motor vehicle operated in Illinois in the course of interstate traffic by a motor carrier not holding a motor fuel use tax license issued under this Act, a single trip permit authorizing operation of such commercial motor vehicle for a single trip into the State of Illinois, through the State of Illinois, or from a point on the border of this State to a point within and return to the border may be issued by the Department or its agents after proper application. The fee for each single trip permit shall be $40 and such single trip permit shall be valid for a period of 96 hours. This fee shall be in lieu of the tax required by Section 13a of this Act, all reports required by Section 13a.3 of this Act, and the registration, decal display and furnishing of bond required by Section 13a.4 of this Act. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section to the contrary, however, the Director of Revenue or his designee may, upon determining that a disaster exists in Illinois or in any other state, temporarily waive the permit provisions of this Section for commercial motor vehicles that travel into the State of Illinois, through Illinois, or return to Illinois from a point outside Illinois, for the purpose of assisting in disaster relief efforts. Temporary waiver of the permit provisions of this Section shall not exceed a period of 30 days from the date the Director waives the permit provisions of this Section. For purposes of this Section, a disaster includes flood, tornado, hurricane, fire, earthquake, or any other disaster that causes or threatens loss of life or destruction or damage to property of such a magnitude as to endanger the public health, safety, and welfare. The permit provisions of this Section shall be temporarily waived only if the operator of the commercial motor vehicle can provide proof by manifest that the commercial motor vehicle is traveling through Illinois or returning to Illinois from a point outside Illinois for purposes of assisting in disaster relief efforts. Rules or regulations promulgated by the Department under this Section shall provide for reasonable and proper limitations and restrictions governing application for and issuance and use of, single trip permits, so as to preclude evasion of the license requirement in Section 13a.4.
(Source: P.A. 96-1384, eff. 7-29-10.)

35 ILCS 505/13a.6

    (35 ILCS 505/13a.6) (from Ch. 120, par. 429a6)
    Sec. 13a.6. In addition to any other penalties imposed by this Act:
    (a) If a commercial motor vehicle is found operating in Illinois (i) without displaying decals required by Section 13a.4 of this Act, or in lieu thereof only for the period specified on the temporary permit, a valid 30-day International Fuel Tax Agreement temporary permit, (ii) without carrying a motor fuel use tax license as required by Section 13a.4 of this Act, (iii) without carrying a single trip permit, when applicable, as provided in Section 13a.5 of this Act, or (iv) with a revoked motor fuel use tax license, the operator is guilty of a petty offense and must pay a minimum of $75. For each subsequent occurrence, the operator must pay a minimum of $150.
    When a commercial motor vehicle is found operating in Illinois with a revoked motor fuel use tax license, the vehicle shall be placed out of service and not allowed to operate in Illinois until the motor fuel use tax license is reinstated.
    (b) If a commercial motor vehicle is found to be operating in Illinois without a valid motor fuel use tax license and without properly displaying decals required by Section 13a.4 or without a valid single trip permit when required by Section 13a.5 of this Act or a valid 30-day International Fuel Tax Agreement temporary permit, the person required to obtain a license or permit under Section 13a.4 or 13a.5 of this Law must pay a minimum of $1,000 as a penalty. For each subsequent occurrence, the person must pay a minimum of $2,000 as a penalty.
    All penalties received under this Section shall be deposited into the Tax Compliance and Administration Fund.
    Improper use of the motor fuel use tax license, single trip permit, or decals provided for in this Section may be cause for revocation of the license.
    For purposes of this Section, "motor fuel use tax license" means (i) a motor fuel use tax license issued by the Department or by any member jurisdiction under the International Fuel Tax Agreement, or (ii) a valid 30-day International Fuel Tax Agreement temporary permit.
(Source: P.A. 94-1074, eff. 12-26-06.)

35 ILCS 505/13a.7

    (35 ILCS 505/13a.7) (from Ch. 120, par. 429a7)
    Sec. 13a.7. Notwithstanding the provisions for credit memoranda, credits or refunds contained in Section 13a.3 of this Act, no credit memorandum, credit or refund shall be allowed or made based upon a return filed more than 4 years after the due date of the return or the date the return is filed, whichever is later. In any case in which there has been an erroneous refund of tax payable under this Section, a notice of tax liability may be issued at any time within 3 years from the making of that refund or within 5 years from the making of that refund if it appears that any part of the refund was induced by fraud or the misrepresentation of material fact. The amount of any proposed assessment set forth by the Department shall be limited to the amount of the erroneous refund.
(Source: P.A. 90-491, eff. 1-1-98; 91-173, eff. 1-1-00.)

35 ILCS 505/13a.8

    (35 ILCS 505/13a.8)
    Sec. 13a.8. Any receiver who has paid the tax imposed by Section 2a of this Law (either directly to the Department or to another licensed receiver) upon fuel exported or sold under the exemptions provided in Section 2a may file a claim for credit to recover the amount so paid. The claims shall be made to the Department, duly verified by the claimant (or by the claimant's legal representative if the claimant has died or become a person under legal disability), upon forms prescribed by the Department. The claim shall state such facts relating to the purchase, importation, manufacture, production, export, or sale of the fuel by the claimant as the Department may deem necessary together with such other information as the Department may reasonably require. The Department may investigate the correctness of the facts stated in the claims as it deems necessary. When the Department approves a claim, the Department shall issue a credit memorandum to the receiver who made the payment for which the credit is being given or, if the receiver has died or become incompetent, to the receiver's legal representative. The amount of the credit memorandum shall be credited against any tax due or to become due under this Act from the receiver who made the payment for which credit has been given.
    Any credit or refund that is allowed under this Section shall bear interest at the rate and in the manner specified in the Uniform Penalty and Interest Act.
    In case the receiver requests and the Department determines that the claimant is entitled to a refund, the refund shall be made only from such appropriation as may be available for that purpose. If it appears unlikely that the amount appropriated would permit everyone having a claim allowed during the period covered by such appropriation to elect to receive a cash refund, the Department, by rule or regulation, shall provide for the payment of refunds in hardship cases and shall define what types of cases qualify as hardship cases.
    If no tax is due and no proceeding is pending to determine whether the receiver is indebted to the Department for tax, the credit memorandum issued may be assigned and set over by the lawful holder thereof, subject to reasonable rules of the Department, to any other licensed receiver who is subject to this Act, and the amount thereof applied by the Department against any tax due or to become due under this Act from such assignee.
    If the payment for which the receiver's claim is filed is held in the protest fund of the State Treasury during the pendency of the claim for credit proceedings under an order of the court in accordance with Section 2a of the State Officers and Employees Money Disposition Act and if it is determined by the Department or by the final order of a reviewing court under the Administrative Review Law that the claimant is entitled to all or a part of the credit claimed, the claimant, instead of receiving a credit memorandum from the Department, shall receive a cash refund from the protest fund as provided for in Section 2a of the State Officers and Employees Money Disposition Act.
    If any person ceases to be licensed as a receiver while still holding an unused credit memorandum issued under this Act, that person may, at his or her election (instead of assigning the credit memorandum to a licensed receiver under this Act), surrender the unused credit memorandum to the Department and receive a refund of the amount to which such person is entitled.
(Source: P.A. 90-491, eff. 1-1-98.)

35 ILCS 505/14

    (35 ILCS 505/14) (from Ch. 120, par. 430)
    Sec. 14. The Department of Revenue is authorized to make such reasonable rules and regulations relating to the administration and enforcement of the provisions of this Act, as may be deemed expedient.
(Source: Laws 1943, vol. 1, p. 1095.)

35 ILCS 505/14a

    (35 ILCS 505/14a) (from Ch. 120, par. 430.1)
    Sec. 14a. The Department of Revenue may enter into reciprocal agreements with the appropriate officials of any other state under which the Department may waive all or any part of the requirements imposed by the laws of this State upon those who use or consume motor fuel in Illinois upon which a tax has been paid to such other state, provided that the officials of such other state grant equivalent privileges with respect to motor fuel used in such other state but upon which the tax has been paid to Illinois.
    The Department may enter the International Fuel Tax Agreement or other cooperative compacts or agreements with other states or jurisdictions to permit base state or base jurisdiction licensing of persons using motor fuel in this State. Those agreements may provide for the cooperation and assistance among member states in the administration and collection of motor fuel tax, including, but not limited to, exchanges of information, auditing and assessing of interstate carriers and suppliers, and any other activities necessary to further uniformity.
    Pursuant to federal mandate, upon membership in the International Fuel Tax Agreement ("Agreement"), the motor fuel use tax imposed upon Commercial Motor Vehicles required to be registered under the terms of the Agreement shall be administered according to the terms of the Agreement, as now and hereafter amended. Illinois shall not establish, maintain, or enforce any law or regulation that has fuel use tax reporting requirements or that provides for the payment of a fuel use tax, unless that law or regulation is in conformity with the Agreement.
    The Department shall adopt rules and regulations to implement the provisions of the Agreement.
(Source: P.A. 88-480.)

35 ILCS 505/15

    (35 ILCS 505/15) (from Ch. 120, par. 431)
    Sec. 15. 1. Any person who knowingly acts as a distributor of motor fuel or supplier of special fuel, or receiver of fuel without having a license so to do, or who knowingly fails or refuses to file a return with the Department as provided in Section 2b, Section 5, or Section 5a of this Act, or who knowingly fails or refuses to make payment to the Department as provided either in Section 2b, Section 6, Section 6a, or Section 7 of this Act, shall be guilty of a Class 3 felony. Each day any person knowingly acts as a distributor of motor fuel, supplier of special fuel, or receiver of fuel without having a license so to do or after such a license has been revoked, constitutes a separate offense.
    2. Any person who acts as a motor carrier without having a valid motor fuel use tax license, issued by the Department or by a member jurisdiction under the provisions of the International Fuel Tax Agreement, or a valid single trip permit is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor for a first offense and is guilty of a Class 4 felony for each subsequent offense. Any person (i) who fails or refuses to make payment to the Department as provided in Section 13a.1 of this Act or in the International Fuel Tax Agreement referenced in Section 14a, or (ii) who fails or refuses to make the quarterly return as provided in Section 13a.3 is guilty of a Class 4 felony; and for each subsequent offense, such person is guilty of a Class 3 felony.
    3. In case such person acting as a distributor, receiver, supplier, or motor carrier is a corporation, then the officer or officers, agent or agents, employee or employees, of such corporation responsible for any act of such corporation, or failure of such corporation to act, which acts or failure to act constitutes a violation of any of the provisions of this Act as enumerated in paragraphs 1 and 2 of this Section, shall be punished by such fine or imprisonment, or by both such fine and imprisonment as provided in those paragraphs.
    3.5. Any person who knowingly enters false information on any supporting documentation required to be kept by Section 6 or 6a of this Act is guilty of a Class 3 felony.
    3.7. Any person who knowingly attempts in any manner to evade or defeat any tax imposed by this Act or the payment of any tax imposed by this Act is guilty of a Class 2 felony.
    4. Any person who refuses, upon demand, to submit for inspection, books and records, or who fails or refuses to keep books and records in violation of Section 12 of this Act, or any distributor, receiver, or supplier who violates any reasonable rule or regulation adopted by the Department for the enforcement of this Act is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. Any person who acts as a blender in violation of Section 3 of this Act or who having transported reportable motor fuel within Section 7b of this Act fails to make the return required by that Section, is guilty of a Class 4 felony.
    5. Any person licensed under Section 13a.4, 13a.5, or the International Fuel Tax Agreement who: (a) fails or refuses to keep records and books, as provided in Section 13a.2 or as required by the terms of the International Fuel Tax Agreement, (b) refuses upon demand by the Department to submit for inspection and examination the records required by Section 13a.2 of this Act or by the terms of the International Fuel Tax Agreement, or (c) violates any reasonable rule or regulation adopted by the Department for the enforcement of this Act, is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
    6. Any person who makes any false return or report to the Department as to any material fact required by Sections 2b, 5, 5a, 7, 13, or 13a.3 of this Act or by the International Fuel Tax Agreement is guilty of a Class 2 felony.
    7. A prosecution for any violation of this Section may be commenced anytime within 5 years of the commission of that violation. A prosecution for tax evasion as set forth in paragraph 3.7 of this Section may be prosecuted any time within 5 years of the commission of the last act in furtherance of evasion. The running of the period of limitations under this Section shall be suspended while any proceeding or appeal from any proceeding relating to the quashing or enforcement of any grand jury or administrative subpoena issued in connection with an investigation of the violation of any provision of this Act is pending.
    8. Any person who provides false documentation required by any Section of this Act is guilty of a Class 4 felony.
    9. Any person filing a fraudulent application or order form under any provision of this Act is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. For each subsequent offense, the person is guilty of a Class 4 felony.
    10. Any person who acts as a motor carrier and who fails to carry a manifest as provided in Section 5.5 is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. For each subsequent offense, the person is guilty of a Class 4 felony.
    11. Any person who knowingly sells or attempts to sell dyed diesel fuel for highway use or for use by recreational-type watercraft on the waters of this State is guilty of a Class 4 felony. For each subsequent offense, the person is guilty of a Class 2 felony.
    12. Any person who knowingly possesses dyed diesel fuel for highway use or for use by recreational-type watercraft on the waters of this State is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. For each subsequent offense, the person is guilty of a Class 4 felony.
    13. Any person who sells or transports dyed diesel fuel without the notice required by Section 4e shall pay the following penalty:
    First occurrence.....................................$ 500
    Second and each occurrence thereafter...............$1,000
    14. Any person who owns, operates, or controls any container, storage tank, or facility used to store or distribute dyed diesel fuel without the notice required by Section 4f shall pay the following penalty:
    First occurrence.....................................$ 500
    Second and each occurrence thereafter...............$1,000
    15. If a motor vehicle required to be registered for highway purposes is found to have dyed diesel fuel within the ordinary fuel tanks attached to the motor vehicle or if a recreational-type watercraft on the waters of this State is found to have dyed diesel fuel within the ordinary fuel tanks attached to the watercraft, the operator shall pay the following penalty:
    First occurrence....................................$1,000
    Second and each occurrence thereafter...............$5,000
    16. Any licensed motor fuel distributor or licensed supplier who sells or attempts to sell dyed diesel fuel for highway use or for use by recreational-type watercraft on the waters of this State shall pay the following penalty:
    First occurrence....................................$1,000
    Second and each occurrence thereafter...............$5,000
    17. Any person who knowingly sells or distributes dyed diesel fuel without the notice required by Section 4e is guilty of a petty offense. For each subsequent offense, the person is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
    18. Any person who knowingly owns, operates, or controls any container, storage tank, or facility used to store or distribute dyed diesel fuel without the notice required by Section 4f is guilty of a petty offense. For each subsequent offense the person is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
    For purposes of this Section, dyed diesel fuel means any dyed diesel fuel whether or not dyed pursuant to Section 4d of this Law.
    Any person aggrieved by any action of the Department under item 13, 14, 15, or 16 of this Section may protest the action by making a written request for a hearing within 60 days of the original action. If the hearing is not requested in writing within 60 days, the original action is final.
    All penalties received under items 13, 14, 15, and 16 of this Section shall be deposited into the Tax Compliance and Administration Fund.
(Source: P.A. 96-1384, eff. 7-29-10.)

35 ILCS 505/15.1

    (35 ILCS 505/15.1) (from Ch. 120, par. 431.1)
    Sec. 15.1. The Department shall pay all refunds due under this Act within 90 days after receipt of application for a refund. For commercial motor vehicles, refunds paid after the expiration of the 90 day period shall bear interest at the rate of 1% per month or fraction of a month. Refunds paid to all other persons subject to this Act shall be paid at the rate and in the manner set by the Uniform Penalty and Interest Act.
(Source: P.A. 87-205; 88-480.)

35 ILCS 505/16

    (35 ILCS 505/16) (from Ch. 120, par. 432)
    Sec. 16. The Department may, after 5 days' notice, revoke the distributor's, receiver's, or supplier's license or permit of any person (1) who does not operate as a distributor, receiver, supplier (a) under Sections 1.2, 1.14, or 1.20, (2) who violates any provision of this Act or any rule or regulation promulgated by the Department under Section 14 of this Act, or (3) who refuses to allow any inspection or test authorized by this Law.
    Any person whose returns for 2 or more consecutive months do not show sufficient taxable sales to indicate an active business as a distributor, receiver, or supplier shall be deemed to not be operating as a distributor, receiver, or supplier as defined in Sections 1.2, 1.14 or 1.20.
    The Department may, after 5 days notice, revoke any distributor's, receiver's, or supplier's license of a person who is registered as a reseller of motor fuel pursuant to Section 2a or 2c of the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act and who fails to collect such prepaid tax on invoiced gallons of motor fuel sold or who fails to deliver a statement of tax paid to the purchaser or to the Department as required by Sections 2d and 2e of the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act.
    The Department may, on notice given by registered mail, cancel a Blender's Permit for any violation of any provisions of this Act or for noncompliance with any rule or regulation made by the Department under Section 14 of this Act.
    The Department, upon complaint filed in the circuit court, may, by injunction, restrain any person who fails or refuses to comply with the provisions of this Act from acting as a blender or distributor of motor fuel, supplier of special fuel, or receiver of fuel in this State.
    The Department may revoke the motor fuel use tax license of a motor carrier registered under Section 13a.4, or that is required to be registered under the terms of the International Fuel Tax Agreement, that violates any provision of this Act or any rule promulgated by the Department under Sections 14 or 14a of this Act. Motor fuel use tax licenses that have been revoked are subject to a $100 reinstatement fee.
    Licensees registered or required to be registered under Section 13a.4, or persons required to obtain single trip permits under Section 13a.5, may protest any action or audit finding made by the Department by making a written request for a hearing within 30 days after service of the notice of the original action or finding. If the hearing is not requested within 30 days in writing, the original finding or action is final. Once a hearing has been properly requested, the Department shall give at least 20 days written notice of the time and place of the hearing.
(Source: P.A. 94-1074, eff. 12-26-06.)

35 ILCS 505/17

    (35 ILCS 505/17) (from Ch. 120, par. 433)
    Sec. 17. It is the purpose of Sections 2 and 13a of this Act to impose a tax upon the privilege of operating each motor vehicle as defined in this Act upon the public highways and the waters of this State, such tax to be based upon the consumption of motor fuel in such motor vehicle, so far as the same may be done, under the Constitution and statutes of the United States, and the Constitution of the State of Illinois. It is the purpose of Section 2a of this Act to impose a tax upon the privilege of importing or receiving in this State fuel for sale or use, such tax to be used to fund the Underground Storage Tank Fund. If any of the provisions of this Act include transactions which are not taxable or are in any other respect unconstitutional, it is the intent of the General Assembly that, so far as possible, the remaining provisions of the Act be given effect.
(Source: P.A. 86-125.)

35 ILCS 505/17a

    (35 ILCS 505/17a)
    Sec. 17a. Forms; electronic filing. All returns, applications, and other forms required by this Act must be in the form required by the Department. The Department is authorized to adopt rules to require the electronic payment of tax or fees under this Act, and the electronic filing of returns, applications or other forms required by this Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-1384, eff. 7-29-10.)

35 ILCS 505/18

    (35 ILCS 505/18) (from Ch. 120, par. 433.1)
    Sec. 18. The Illinois Administrative Procedure Act is hereby expressly adopted and shall apply to all administrative rules and procedures of the Department of Revenue under this Act, except that (1) paragraph (b) of Section 5-10 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act does not apply to final orders, decisions and opinions of the Department, (2) subparagraph (a)2 of Section 5-10 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act does not apply to forms established by the Department for use under this Act, and (3) the provisions of Section 10-45 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act regarding proposals for decision are excluded and not applicable to the Department under this Act to the extent Section 10-45 applies to hearings not otherwise subject to the Illinois Independent Tax Tribunal Act of 2012.
(Source: P.A. 97-1129, eff. 8-28-12.)

35 ILCS 505/19

    (35 ILCS 505/19) (from Ch. 120, par. 433.2)
    Sec. 19. A committee is hereby established to advise the Governor on the administration of the Department's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program, and on the Department's compliance with workforce equal opportunity goals. The committee shall have 8 members appointed by the Governor with the concurrence of the Senate, as follows: one member shall be chosen from a civic organization whose purpose is to assure equal opportunity in the workforce; and 7 members shall be chosen from industry, 5 of whom shall be owners of certified disadvantaged business enterprises.
    The committee shall report to the Governor semi-annually, and shall advise the General Assembly annually of the status of the Department's administration of the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program and on the Department's compliance with workforce equal opportunity goals.
    The activities of the committee shall encompass the review of issues, concerns, questions, policies and procedures pertaining to the administration of the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program and the Department's compliance with workforce equal opportunity goals.
    Members' expenses associated with committee activities shall be reimbursed at the State rate.
(Source: P.A. 96-37, eff. 7-13-09.)

35 ILCS 505/20

    (35 ILCS 505/20) (from Ch. 120, par. 434)
    Sec. 20. This act may be cited as the "Motor Fuel Tax Law."
(Source: Laws 1929, p. 625.)

35 ILCS 505/21

    (35 ILCS 505/21) (from Ch. 120, par. 434a)
    Sec. 21. The provisions of Sections 4, 5, 5a, 5b, 5c, 5d, 5e, 5f, 5g, 5h, 5i and 5j, 6, 6a, 6b, 6c (except to the extent that the time limitations for requesting an administrative hearing, the minimum notice requirement for hearings, and the provisions regarding penalties and interest are inconsistent with this Act), 8, 9, 10 and 12 of the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act which 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.
(Source: P.A. 87-205; 88-480.)