(65 ILCS 5/8-8-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-8-8)
    Sec. 8-8-8. The expenses of the audit and investigation of public accounts provided for in Division 8, whether ordered by the corporate authorities or the Comptroller, shall be paid by the municipality for which the audit is made. Payment shall be ordered by the corporate authorities out of the funds of the municipality and it shall be the duty of such authorities to make provisions for payment. Contracts for the performance of audits required by this Division 8 may be entered into without competitive bidding. If the audit is made by an auditor or auditors retained by the Comptroller, the municipality shall pay to the Comptroller reasonable compensation and expenses to reimburse him for the cost of making such audit.
    The corporate authorities of all municipalities coming under the provisions of this Division 8 shall have the power to annually levy a "Municipal Auditing Tax" upon all of the taxable property of the municipalities at the rate on the dollar which will produce an amount which will equal a sum sufficient to meet the cost of all auditing and reports thereunder. Such municipal auditing tax shall be held in a special fund and used for no other purpose than the payment of expenses occasioned by this Division 8.
    The tax authorized by this Section shall be in addition to taxes for general corporate purposes authorized under Section 8-3-1 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 101-419, eff. 1-1-20.)