(820 ILCS 80/5)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-179)
    Sec. 5. Definitions. Unless the context requires a different meaning or as expressly provided in this Section, all terms shall have the same meaning as when used in a comparable context in the Internal Revenue Code. As used in this Act:
    "Board" means the Illinois Secure Choice Savings Board established under this Act.
    "Department" means the Department of Revenue.
    "Director" means the Director of Revenue.
    "Employee" means any individual who is 18 years of age or older, who is employed by an employer, and who has wages that are allocable to Illinois during a calendar year under the provisions of Section 304(a)(2)(B) of the Illinois Income Tax Act.
    "Employer" means a person or entity engaged in a business, industry, profession, trade, or other enterprise in Illinois, whether for profit or not for profit, that (i) has at no time during the previous calendar year employed fewer than 25 employees in the State, (ii) has been in business at least 2 years, and (iii) has not offered a qualified retirement plan, including, but not limited to, a plan qualified under Section 401(a), Section 401(k), Section 403(a), Section 403(b), Section 408(k), Section 408(p), or Section 457(b) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 in the preceding 2 years.
    "Enrollee" means any employee who is enrolled in the Program.
    "Fund" means the Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program Fund.
    "Internal Revenue Code" means Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any successor law, in effect for the calendar year.
    "IRA" means a Roth or Traditional IRA (individual retirement account) under Section 408 or 408A of the Internal Revenue Code.
    "Participating employer" means an employer or small employer that facilitates a payroll deposit retirement savings arrangement as provided for by this Act for its employees.
    "Payroll deposit retirement savings arrangement" means an arrangement by which a participating employer facilitates payroll deduction contributions from enrollees to the Program.
    "Program" means the Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program.
    "Small employer" means a person or entity engaged in a business, industry, profession, trade, or other enterprise in Illinois, whether for profit or not for profit, that (i) employed less than 25 employees at any one time in the State throughout the previous calendar year, or (ii) has been in business less than 2 years, or both items (i) and (ii), but that notifies the Board that it is interested in being a participating employer.
    "Wages" means any compensation within the meaning of Section 219(f)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code that is received by an enrollee from a participating employer during the calendar year.
(Source: P.A. 101-353, eff. 8-9-19.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-179)
    Sec. 5. Definitions. Unless the context requires a different meaning or as expressly provided in this Section, all terms shall have the same meaning as when used in a comparable context in the Internal Revenue Code. As used in this Act:
    "Board" means the Illinois Secure Choice Savings Board established under this Act.
    "Department" means the Department of Revenue.
    "Director" means the Director of Revenue.
    "Employee" means any individual who is employed by an employer, and who has wages that are allocable to Illinois during a calendar year under the provisions of Section 304(a)(2)(B) of the Illinois Income Tax Act.
    "Employer" means a person or entity engaged in a business, industry, profession, trade, or other enterprise in Illinois, whether for profit or not for profit, that (i) has employed at least 5 employees in the State during every quarter of the previous calendar year, (ii) has been in business at least 2 years, and (iii) has not offered a qualified retirement plan, including, but not limited to, a plan qualified under Section 401(a), Section 401(k), Section 403(a), Section 403(b), Section 408(k), Section 408(p), or Section 457(b) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 in the preceding 2 years.
    "Enrollee" means any employee who is enrolled in the Program.
    "Fund" means the Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program Fund.
    "Internal Revenue Code" means Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or any successor law, in effect for the calendar year.
    "IRA" means a Roth or Traditional IRA (individual retirement account) under Section 408 or 408A of the Internal Revenue Code.
    "Participating employer" means an employer or small employer that facilitates a payroll deposit retirement savings arrangement as provided for by this Act for its employees.
    "Payroll deposit retirement savings arrangement" means an arrangement by which a participating employer facilitates payroll deduction contributions from enrollees to the Program.
    "Program" means the Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program.
    "Small employer" means a person or entity engaged in a business, industry, profession, trade, or other enterprise in Illinois, whether for profit or not for profit, that (i) employed less than 5 employees during any quarter of the previous calendar year, or (ii) has been in business less than 2 years, or both items (i) and (ii), but that notifies the Board that it is interested in being a participating employer.
    "Wages" means any compensation within the meaning of Section 219(f)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code that is received by an enrollee from a participating employer during the calendar year.
(Source: P.A. 101-353, eff. 8-9-19; 102-179, eff. 1-1-22.)