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BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS
(805 ILCS 8/) Franchise Tax and License Fee Amnesty Act of 2007.

805 ILCS 8/Art. 5

 
    (805 ILCS 8/Art. 5 heading)
ARTICLE 5. FRANCHISE TAX AND LICENSE FEE AMNESTY ACT OF 2007
(Source: P.A. 95-233, eff. 8-16-07.)

805 ILCS 8/5-1

    (805 ILCS 8/5-1)
    Sec. 5-1. Short title. This Article may be cited as the Franchise Tax and License Fee Amnesty Act of 2007. References in this Article to "this Act" mean this Article.
(Source: P.A. 95-233, eff. 8-16-07.)

805 ILCS 8/5-5

    (805 ILCS 8/5-5)
    Sec. 5-5. Definitions. As used in this Act:
    "Secretary" means the Illinois Secretary of State.
    "Rules" means any rules adopted or forms prescribed by the Secretary.
    "Taxable period" means any period of time for which any franchise tax is imposed by and owed to the State of Illinois by any domestic corporation or any license fee is imposed by and owed to the State of Illinois by any foreign corporation.
    "Taxpayer" means any domestic or foreign corporation, subject to franchise tax or license fee imposed by Article XV of the Business Corporation Act of 1983.
(Source: P.A. 95-233, eff. 8-16-07.)

805 ILCS 8/5-6

    (805 ILCS 8/5-6)
    Sec. 5-6. The Franchise Tax and License Fee Amnesty Administration Fund. The Franchise Tax and License Fee Amnesty Administration Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. The Fund shall consist of any fund transfers, fees, or moneys from other sources received for the purpose of funding the administration of this Act. All moneys in the Franchise Tax and License Fee Amnesty Administration Fund shall be used, subject to appropriation, by the Secretary for any costs associated with the administration of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 95-707, eff. 1-11-08.)

805 ILCS 8/5-10

    (805 ILCS 8/5-10)
    Sec. 5-10. Amnesty program. The Secretary shall establish an amnesty program for all taxpayers owing any franchise tax or license fee imposed by Article XV of the Business Corporation Act of 1983. The amnesty program shall be for a period from February 1, 2008 through March 15, 2008. The amnesty program shall also be for a period between October 1, 2019 and November 15, 2019, and shall apply to franchise tax or license fee liabilities for any tax period ending after March 15, 2008 and on or before June 30, 2019. The amnesty program shall provide that, upon payment by a taxpayer of all franchise taxes and license fees due from that taxpayer to the State of Illinois for any taxable period, the Secretary shall abate and not seek to collect any interest or penalties that may be applicable, and the Secretary shall not seek civil or criminal prosecution for any taxpayer for the period of time for which amnesty has been granted to the taxpayer. Failure to pay all taxes due to the State for a taxable period shall not invalidate any amnesty granted under this Act with respect to the taxes paid pursuant to the amnesty program. Amnesty shall be granted only if all amnesty conditions are satisfied by the taxpayer. Amnesty shall not be granted to taxpayers who are a party to any criminal investigation or to any civil or criminal litigation that is pending in any circuit court or appellate court or the Supreme Court of this State for nonpayment, delinquency, or fraud in relation to any franchise tax or license fee imposed by Article XV of the Business Corporation Act of 1983. Voluntary payments made under this Act shall be made by check, guaranteed remittance, or ACH debit. The Secretary shall adopt rules as necessary to implement the provisions of this Act. Except as otherwise provided in this Section, all money collected under this Act that would otherwise be deposited into the General Revenue Fund shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund. Two percent of all money collected under this Act shall be deposited by the State Treasurer into the Business Services Special Operations Fund and, subject to appropriation, shall be used by the Secretary to cover costs associated with the administration of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 101-9, eff. 6-5-19; 101-604, eff. 12-13-19.)

805 ILCS 8/5-90

    (805 ILCS 8/5-90)
    Sec. 5-90. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 95-233, eff. 8-16-07; text omitted.)