(40 ILCS 5/21-110.1) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 21-110.1)
    Sec. 21-110.1. Medicare taxes. (a) The governing body of every political subdivision with the power to levy taxes is hereby authorized and empowered to increase its annual tax levy above the limitation now or hereafter otherwise authorized by law, by the amount necessary to meet the cost of its participation in the Federal Medicare Program, including any share of the cost of participation of an instrumentality or entity described in subsection (b) or (c) of Section 21-102.8 for which the political subdivision is responsible, without regard to whether such participation is mandatory or optional, and without regard to whether the political subdivision has come under the provisions of this Article for purposes of participation in the Federal Social Security Insurance Program.
    (b) The payment of medicare taxes to the State Agency shall be made in the same manner and under the same conditions as are set forth in Section 21-109 for payment of Social Security contributions, except that the State Agency may designate a retirement system to assume responsibility to the State Agency for the compiling of wage data, the collection of medicare taxes, and the timely reporting and payment of such items for specified persons under mandatory or optional medicare coverage, regardless of whether such retirement system has entered into a coverage agreement for Social Security coverage pursuant to Section 21-105.
    (c) The penalty and audit provisions of Sections 21-112, 21-113 and 21-114 shall apply to the failure or refusal to make timely and correct payments of medicare taxes or reports of wages in accordance with State Agency regulations.
(Source: P.A. 84-1472.)