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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/8-11-6b

    (65 ILCS 5/8-11-6b)
    Sec. 8-11-6b. Home rule soft drink taxes.
    (a) Except as provided in Sections 8-11-1, 8-11-5 and 8-11-6, or as provided in this Section, no home rule municipality has the authority to impose, pursuant to its home rule authority, a tax on the sale, purchase, or use of soft drinks regardless of whether the measure of the tax is selling price, purchase price, gross receipts, unit of volumetric measure, or any other measure. For purposes of this subsection, the term "soft drink" has the meaning set forth in Section 2-10 of the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act, as may be amended from time to time, except that the term shall not be limited to drinks contained in a closed or sealed bottle, can, carton, or container. This Section is a denial and limitation, under subsection (g) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution, on the power of home rule units to tax.
    (b) The corporate authorities of a home rule municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 may impose a tax, which shall not take effect prior to April 1, 1994, upon all persons engaged in the business of selling soft drinks (other than fountain soft drinks) at retail in the municipality based on the gross receipts from those sales made in the course of such business. If imposed, the tax shall only be in 1/4% increments and shall not exceed 3%. For purposes of this subsection, the term "soft drink" has the meaning set forth in Section 2-10 of the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act, as may be amended from time to time, except that the term shall not be limited to drinks contained in a closed or sealed bottle, can, carton or container; the term "fountain soft drinks" means soft drinks which are prepared by the retail seller of the soft drinks by mixing syrup or concentrate with water, by hand or through a soft drink dispensing machine, at or near the point and time of sale to the retail purchaser; and the term "soft drink dispensing machine" means a device which mixes soft drink syrup or concentrate with water and dispenses the mixture into an open container as a ready to drink soft drink.
    The tax imposed under this subsection and all civil penalties that may be assessed as an incident to that tax shall be collected and enforced by the Illinois Department of Revenue. The Department shall have full power to administer and enforce this subsection, to collect all taxes and penalties so collected in the manner provided in this subsection, and to determine all rights to credit memoranda arising on account of the erroneous payment of tax or penalty under this subsection. In the administration of and compliance with this subsection, the Department and persons who are subject to this subsection shall have the same rights, remedies, privileges, immunities, powers and duties, shall be subject to the same conditions, restrictions, limitations, penalties, exclusions, exemptions, and definitions of terms, and shall employ the same modes of procedure applicable to the Retailers' Occupation Tax as are prescribed in Sections 1, 2 through 2-65 (in respect to all provisions of those Sections other than the State rate of taxes), 2c, 2h, 2i, 3 (except as to the disposition of taxes and penalties collected), 4, 5, 5a, 5b, 5c, 5d, 5e, 5f, 5g, 5i, 5j, 6, 6a, 6b, 6c, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and, until January 1, 1994, 13.5 of the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act, and on and after January 1, 1994, all applicable provisions of the Uniform Penalty and Interest Act that are not inconsistent with this subsection, as fully as if provisions contained in those Sections of the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act were set forth in this subsection.
    Persons subject to any tax imposed under the authority granted by this subsection may reimburse themselves for their seller's tax liability under this subsection by separately stating that tax as an additional charge, which charge may be stated in combination, in a single amount, with State taxes that sellers are required to collect under the Use Tax Act pursuant to bracket schedules as the Department may prescribe. The retailer filing the return shall, at the time of filing the return, pay to the Department the amount of tax imposed under this subsection, less the discount of 1.75%, which is allowed to reimburse the retailer for the expenses incurred in keeping records, preparing the filing returns, remitting the tax, and supplying data to the Department on request.
    Whenever the Department determines that a refund should be made under this subsection to a claimant instead of issuing a credit memoranda, the Department shall notify the State Comptroller, who shall cause a warrant to be drawn for the amount specified and to the person named in the notification from the Department. The refund shall be paid by the State Treasurer out of the Home Rule Municipal Soft Drink Retailers' Occupation Tax Fund.
    The Department shall forthwith pay over to the State Treasurer, ex officio, as trustee, all taxes and penalties collected hereunder. On or before the 25th day of each calendar month, the Department shall prepare and certify to the Comptroller the amount to be paid to named municipalities, the municipalities to be those from which retailers have paid taxes or penalties hereunder to the Department during the second preceding calendar month. The amount to be paid to each municipality shall be the amount collected hereunder during the second preceding calendar month by the Department, less any amounts determined by the Department to be necessary for the payment of refunds, and less 4% for the first year the tax is in effect and 2% thereafter of such balance, which sum shall be deposited by the State Treasurer into the Tax Compliance and Administration Fund in the State treasury from which it shall be appropriated to the Department to cover the costs of the Department in administering and enforcing the provisions of this subsection. Within 10 days after receipt by the Comptroller of the certification, the Comptroller shall cause the orders to be drawn for the respective amount in accordance with the directions contained in such certification.
    Nothing in this Section shall be construed to authorize a municipality to impose a tax upon the privilege of engaging in any business which under the Constitution of the United States may not be made the subject of taxation by the State.
    A certificate of registration issued by the Illinois Department of Revenue to a retailer under the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act shall permit the registrant to engage in a business that is taxed under the tax imposed under this subsection and no additional registration shall be required under the ordinance imposing a tax or under this subsection.
    A certified copy of any ordinance imposing or discontinuing any tax under this subsection or effecting a change in the rate of that tax shall be filed with the Department, whereupon the Department shall proceed to administer and enforce this subsection on behalf of such municipality as of the first day of February following the date of filing. This tax shall be known and cited as the Home Rule Municipal Soft Drink Retailers' Occupation Tax.
    (c) The corporate authorities of a home rule municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000 may impose a tax, which shall not take effect prior to April 1, 1994, on persons engaged in the business of selling fountain soft drinks at retail at a rate not to exceed 9% of the cost price of the fountain soft drinks at retail in such municipality. For purposes of this subsection, the term "soft drink" has the meaning set forth in Section 2-10 of the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act, as may be amended from time to time, except that the term shall not be limited to drinks contained in a closed or sealed bottle, can, carton, or container; the term "fountain soft drinks" means soft drinks which are prepared by the retail seller of the soft drinks by mixing soft drink syrup or concentrate with water, by hand or through a soft drink dispensing machine at or near the point and time of sale to the retail purchaser; the term "soft drink dispensing machine" means a device which mixes soft drink syrup or concentrate with water and dispenses such mixture into an open container as a ready to drink soft drink; the term "sold at retail" shall mean any transfer of the ownership or title to tangible personal property to a purchaser, for the purpose of use or consumption, and not for the purpose of resale, for valuable consideration; the term "cost price of the fountain soft drinks" means the consideration paid by the retail seller of the fountain soft drink, valued in money, whether paid in money or otherwise, including cash, credits and services, and shall be determined without any deduction on account of the supplier's cost of the property sold or on account or any other expenses incurred by the supplier, for the purchase of soft drink syrup or concentrate which is designed to be further mixed with water before it is consumed as a soft drink; and the term "supplier" means any person who makes sales of soft drink syrup or concentrate to a retail seller of fountain soft drinks for purposes of resale as fountain soft drinks. The tax authorized by this subsection shall be collected, enforced, and administered by the municipality imposing the tax. Persons subject to the tax may reimburse themselves for their tax liability hereunder by separately stating an amount equal to the tax as an additional charge to their retail purchasers or may include such amount as part of the selling price of the soft drink. The municipality imposing the tax shall provide for its collection from the person subject to the tax by requiring that the supplier to the person subject to the tax collect and remit the tax to the municipality. If the supplier fails to collect the tax or if the person subject to the tax fails to pay the tax to its supplier, the person subject to the tax shall make the tax payment directly to the municipality. Payment of the tax by the retailer to the supplier shall relieve the retailer of any further liability for the tax.
    (d) If either tax imposed or authorized by this Section 8-11-6b is repealed by the General Assembly or has its maximum rate reduced by the General Assembly, or is declared unlawful or unconstitutional on its face by any court of competent jurisdiction after all appeals have been exhausted or the time to appeal has expired, then this Section 8-11-6b is automatically repealed and no longer effective without further action by the General Assembly.
    (e) Notwithstanding the preemption of taxes on the sale, purchase or use of soft drinks, taxes on the sale, purchase, or use of soft drinks which had been imposed by a municipality prior to the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1993 are specifically authorized under this Section for sales made on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1993 through March 31, 1994.
(Source: P.A. 88-507.)

65 ILCS 5/8-11-6c

    (65 ILCS 5/8-11-6c)
    Sec. 8-11-6c. Home Rule food and beverage tax to support parking facilities.
    (a) In addition to any other tax that it is authorized to impose, a home rule municipality that has not imposed a tax under Section 8-11-1 or 8-11-5 may impose a tax, as limited by this Section, on the gross receipts from the sale of alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, and food that has been prepared for immediate consumption.
    (b) If imposed, the tax may be imposed only for a defined and limited period of time and must be limited to a defined geographic area within the municipality. The defined geographic area must be a contiguous area of no more than one square mile. The tax may be imposed only in 0.25% increments, and the rate of tax may not exceed 2%. At the time that the ordinance imposing the tax is adopted, the municipality must have obtained the certified written consent of at least three-fourths of the operators of the businesses upon which the tax will be imposed. This tax may not be imposed for longer than 25 years after the municipality first levies the tax.
    (c) The municipality must maintain the proceeds of the tax in a separate account and may use those moneys only for the costs associated with land acquisition, design, construction, and maintenance of parking facilities within the defined geographic area.
    (d) The tax shall be administered by the municipality imposing it.
(Source: P.A. 95-544, eff. 8-28-07.)

65 ILCS 5/8-11-7

    (65 ILCS 5/8-11-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-11-7)
    Sec. 8-11-7. The corporate authorities of a municipality may impose a tax upon all persons engaged in the business of renting automobiles in the municipality at the rate of not to exceed 1% of the gross receipts from such business. The tax imposed by a municipality pursuant to this Section and all civil penalties that may be assessed as an incident thereof shall be collected and enforced by the State Department of Revenue. The certificate of registration which is issued by the Department to a retailer under the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act or under the Automobile Renting Occupation and Use Tax Act shall permit such person to engage in a business which is taxable under any ordinance or resolution enacted pursuant to this Section without registering separately with the Department under such ordinance or resolution or under this Section. The Department shall have full power to administer and enforce this Section; to collect all taxes and penalties due hereunder; to dispose of taxes and penalties so collected in the manner hereinafter provided; and to determine all rights to credit memoranda, arising on account of the erroneous payment of tax or penalty hereunder. In the administration of, and compliance with, this Section, the Department and persons who are subject to this Section shall have the same rights, remedies, privileges, immunities, powers and duties, and be subject to the same conditions, restrictions, limitations, penalties and definitions of terms, and employ the same modes of procedure, as are prescribed in Sections 2 and 3 (in respect to all provisions therein other than the State rate of tax; and with relation to the provisions of the "Retailers' Occupation Tax" referred to therein, except as to the disposition of taxes and penalties collected, and except for the provision allowing retailers a deduction from the tax to cover certain costs, and except that credit memoranda issued hereunder may not be used to discharge any State tax liability) of the Automobile Renting Occupation and Use Tax Act, as fully as if those provisions were set forth herein.
    Persons subject to any tax imposed pursuant to the authority granted in this Section may reimburse themselves for their tax liability hereunder by separately stating such tax as an additional charge, which charge may be stated in combination, in a single amount, with State tax which sellers are required to collect under the Automobile Renting Occupation and Use Tax Act pursuant to such bracket schedules as the Department may prescribe.
    Whenever the Department determines that a refund should be made under this Section to a claimant instead of issuing a credit memorandum, the Department shall notify the State Comptroller, who shall cause the order to be drawn for the amount specified, and to the person named, in such notification from the Department. Such refund shall be paid by the State Treasurer out of the municipal automobile renting tax fund.
    The Department shall forthwith pay over to the State Treasurer, ex-officio, as trustee, all taxes and penalties collected hereunder. On or before the 25th day of each calendar month, the Department shall prepare and certify to the Comptroller the disbursement of stated sums of money to named municipalities, the municipalities to be those from which rentors have paid taxes or penalties hereunder to the Department during the second preceding calendar month. The amount to be paid to each municipality shall be the amount (not including credit memoranda) collected hereunder during the second preceding calendar month by the Department, and not including an amount equal to the amount of refunds made during the second preceding calendar month by the Department on behalf of such municipality, less 1.6% of such balance, which sum shall be retained by the State Treasurer to cover the costs incurred by the Department in administering and enforcing this Section as provided herein. The Department at the time of each monthly disbursement to the municipalities shall prepare and certify to the Comptroller the amount, so retained by the State Treasurer, to be paid into the General Revenue Fund of the State Treasury. Within 10 days after receipt, by the Comptroller, of the disbursement certification to the municipalities and the General Revenue Fund, provided for in this Section to be given to the Comptroller by the Department, the Comptroller shall cause the orders to be drawn for the respective amounts in accordance with the directions contained in such certification.
    Nothing in this Section shall be construed to authorize a municipality to impose a tax upon the privilege of engaging in any business which under the Constitution of the United States may not be made the subject of taxation by this State.
    An ordinance or resolution imposing a tax hereunder or effecting a change in the rate thereof shall be effective on the first day of the calendar month next following publication as provided in Section 1-2-4. The corporate authorities of any municipality which levies a tax authorized by this Section shall transmit to the Department of Revenue on or not later than 5 days after publication a certified copy of the ordinance or resolution imposing such tax whereupon the Department of Revenue shall proceed to administer and enforce this Section on behalf of such municipality as of the effective date of the ordinance or resolution. Upon a change in rate of a tax levied hereunder, or upon the discontinuance of the tax, the corporate authorities of the municipality shall on or not later than 5 days after publication of the ordinance or resolution discontinuing the tax or effecting a change in rate transmit to the Department of Revenue a certified copy of the ordinance or resolution effecting such change or discontinuance.
    The Department of Revenue must upon the request of the municipal clerk, city council or village board of trustees submit to a city, village or incorporated town a list of those persons who are registered with the Department to pay automobile renting occupation tax within that governmental unit. This list shall contain only the names of persons who have paid the tax and not the amount of tax paid by such person.
    As used in this Section, "municipal" and "municipality" means a city, village or incorporated town, including an incorporated town which has superseded a civil township.
    This Section shall be known and may be cited as the "Municipal Automobile Renting Occupation Tax Act".
(Source: P.A. 86-1475.)

65 ILCS 5/8-11-8

    (65 ILCS 5/8-11-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-11-8)
    Sec. 8-11-8. The corporate authorities of a municipality may impose a tax upon the privilege of using, in such municipality, an automobile which is rented from a rentor outside Illinois, and which is titled or registered with an agency of this State's government, at a rate not to exceed 1% of the rental price of such automobile. Such tax shall be collected from persons whose Illinois address for titling or registration purposes is given as being in such municipality. Such tax shall be collected by the Department of Revenue for any municipality imposing such tax. Such tax must be paid to the State, or an exemption determination must be obtained from the Department of Revenue, before the title or certificate of registration for the property may be issued. The tax or proof of exemption may be transmitted to the Department by way of the State agency with which, or State officer with whom, the tangible personal property must be titled or registered if the Department and such agency or State officer determine that this procedure will expedite the processing of applications for title or registration.
    The Department shall have full power to administer and enforce this Section; to collect all taxes, penalties and interest due hereunder; to dispose of taxes, penalties and interest so collected in the manner hereinafter provided, and to determine all rights to credit memoranda or refunds arising on account of the erroneous payment of tax, penalty or interest hereunder. In the administration of, and compliance with, this Section, the Department and persons who are subject to this Section shall have the same rights, remedies, privileges, immunities, powers and duties, and be subject to the same conditions, restrictions, limitations, penalties and definitions of terms, and employ the same modes of procedure as are prescribed in Sections 2 and 4 (except provisions pertaining to the State rate of tax; and with relation to the provisions of the "Use Tax Act" referred to therein, except provisions concerning collection or refunding of the tax by retailers, and except the provisions of Section 19 pertaining to claims by retailers and except the last paragraph concerning refunds, and except that credit memoranda issued hereunder may not be used to discharge any State tax liability) of the "Automobile Renting Occupation and Use Tax Act", enacted by the Eighty-second General Assembly, as the same are now or may hereafter be amended, which are not inconsistent with this Section, as fully as if provisions contained in those Sections of said Act were set forth herein.
    Whenever the Department determines that a refund should be made under this Section to a claimant instead of issuing a credit memorandum, the Department shall notify the State Comptroller, who shall cause the order to be drawn for the amount specified, and to the person named, in such notification from the Department. Such refund shall be paid by the State Treasurer out of the municipal automobile renting tax fund.
    The Department shall forthwith pay over to the State Treasurer, ex-officio, as trustee, all taxes, penalties and interest collected hereunder. On or before the 25th day of each calendar month, the Department shall prepare and certify to the State Comptroller the disbursement of stated sums of money to named municipalities, the municipality in each instance to be that municipality from which the Department, during the second preceding calendar month, collected taxes hereunder from persons whose Illinois address for titling or registration purposes is given as being in such municipality. The amount to be paid to each municipality shall be the amount (not including credit memoranda) collected hereunder during the second preceding calendar month by the Department, and not including an amount equal to the amount of refunds made during the second preceding calendar month by the Department on behalf of such municipality, less 1.6% of such balance, which sum shall be retained by the State Treasurer to cover the costs incurred by the Department in administering and enforcing this Section as provided herein. The Department at the time of each monthly disbursement to the municipalities shall prepare and certify to the State Comptroller the amount, so retained by the State Treasurer, to be paid into the General Revenue Fund of the State Treasury. Within 10 days after receipt, by the State Comptroller, of the disbursement certification to the municipalities and the General Revenue Fund, provided or in this Section to be given to the State Comptroller by the Department, the State Comptroller shall cause the orders to be drawn for the respective amounts in accordance with the directions contained in such certification.
    An ordinance or resolution imposing a tax hereunder or effecting a change in the rate thereof shall be effective on the first day of the second calendar month next following publication as provided in Section 1-2-4. The corporate authorities of any municipality which levies a tax authorized by this Section shall transmit to the Department of Revenue not later than 5 days after publication a certified copy of the ordinance or resolution imposing such tax whereupon the Department of Revenue shall proceed to administer and enforce this Section on behalf of such municipality as of the effective date of the ordinance or resolution. Upon a change in rate of a tax levied hereunder, or upon the discontinuance of the tax, the corporate authorities of the municipality shall, on or not later than 5 days after publication of the ordinance or resolution discontinuing the tax or effecting a change in rate, transmit to the Department of Revenue a certified copy of the ordinance or resolution effecting such change or discontinuance.
    As used in this Section, "Municipal" and "Municipality" means a city, village or incorporated town, including an incorporated town which has superseded a civil township.
    This Section shall be known and may be cited as the "Municipal Automobile Renting Use Tax Act".
(Source: P.A. 84-149.)

65 ILCS 5/8-11-9

    (65 ILCS 5/8-11-9)
    Sec. 8-11-9. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 84-149. Repealed by P.A. 98-584, eff. 8-27-13.)

65 ILCS 5/8-11-9.1

    (65 ILCS 5/8-11-9.1) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-11-9.1)
    Sec. 8-11-9.1. Except as hereinafter provided, the Department of Revenue shall publish and make available to each municipality a quarterly report in which the Department of Revenue shall list any municipal retailers' occupation taxes collected pursuant to Section 8-11-1 of this Code, service occupation taxes collected pursuant to Section 8-11-5 of this Code and use taxes collected pursuant to Section 8-11-6 of this Code, during the previous quarter and such list shall be itemized according to the following merchandise subject areas:
    1. general merchandise;
    2. food;
    3. drinking and eating places;
    4. apparel;
    5. furniture and home furnishings and all other household appliances including but not limited to desks, china, glassware, drapery, upholstery, radios, televisions and any repair for any such items;
    6. lumber, hardware, building and highway construction and all other kinds of construction including but not limited to roofing, masonry, wrecking, demolition, excavating, plumbing and water well drilling;
    7. automobiles, both new and used, and automobile accessories, parking lots, repairs, gasoline and service stations;
    8. drugs, chemicals, paper, jewelry, alcoholic beverages, antiques, sporting goods, books and stationery;
    9. all manufacturers; and
    10. farm crops and livestock, timber, printing, crude petroleum, oil, natural gas, gas liquids and any and all items that are not listed in paragraphs 1 through 9 of this Section that are necessary in order to give municipalities a complete picture of the taxes to be expected. Such report shall be distributed to all municipal governments no later than 90 days after the last due date for tax returns for the final month of the quarter for which the report was prepared. The Department of Revenue may combine the reports for all of the municipalities into a single report.
    This Section shall not be so construed as to require such listing to disclose the information in any individual return in violation of Section 11 of the "Retailers' Occupation Tax Act".
(Source: P.A. 85-293.)

65 ILCS 5/8-11-11

    (65 ILCS 5/8-11-11) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-11-11)
    Sec. 8-11-11. In addition to any other taxes authorized by law, the corporate authorities of a municipality may impose a tax upon the privilege of leasing motor vehicles within the municipality to a lessee on a daily or weekly basis in an amount not to exceed $2.75 per vehicle per rental period specified in the lease agreement. The tax may be stated separately in such lease agreement, invoice or bill.
    The ordinance or resolution imposing any such tax shall provide for the means of its administration, collection and enforcement by the municipality.
    As used in this Section, "municipality" means a city, village or incorporated town, including an incorporated town which has superseded a civil township, and "motor vehicle" has the meaning ascribed to it in Section 1-146 of The Illinois Vehicle Code.
(Source: P.A. 84-1479.)

65 ILCS 5/8-11-15

    (65 ILCS 5/8-11-15) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-11-15)
    Sec. 8-11-15. (a) The corporate authorities of a municipality of over 100,000 inhabitants may, upon approval of the electors of the municipality pursuant to subsection (b), impose a tax of one cent per gallon on motor fuel sold at retail within such municipality. A tax imposed pursuant to this Section shall be paid in addition to any other taxes on such motor fuel.
    (b) The corporate authorities of the municipality may by resolution call for the submission to the electors of the municipality of the question of whether the municipality shall impose such tax. Such question shall be certified by the municipal clerk to the election authority in accordance with Section 28-5 of The Election Code. The question shall be in substantially the following form:
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    Shall the city (village or
 incorporated town) of .......     YES
 impose a tax of one cent per   ------------------------------
 gallon on motor fuel sold at       NO
 retail within its boundaries?
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    If a majority of the electors in the municipality voting upon the question vote in the affirmative, such tax shall be imposed.
    (c) The purchaser of the motor fuel shall be liable for payment of a tax imposed pursuant to this Section. This Section shall not be construed to impose a tax on the occupation of persons engaged in the sale of motor fuel.
    If a municipality imposes a tax on motor fuel pursuant to this Section, it shall be the duty of any person engaged in the retail sale of motor fuel within such municipality to collect such tax from the purchaser at the same time he collects the purchase price of the motor fuel and to pay over such tax to the municipality as prescribed by the ordinance of the municipality imposing such tax.
    (d) For purposes of this Section, "motor fuel" shall have the same meaning as provided in the "Motor Fuel Tax Law".
(Source: P.A. 84-1099.)

65 ILCS 5/8-11-16

    (65 ILCS 5/8-11-16) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-11-16)
    Sec. 8-11-16. The Department of Revenue shall submit to each municipality each year a list of those persons within that municipality who are registered with the Department under the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act.
    The list shall indicate the street address of each retail outlet operated in the municipality by the persons so registered and the name under which the retailer conducts business, if different from the corporate name. The municipal clerk shall forward any changes or corrections to the list to the Department within 6 months. The Department shall update and correct its records to reflect such changes, or notify the municipality in writing that the suggested changes are erroneous, within 90 days. The Department shall also provide monthly updates to each municipality showing additions or deletions to the list of retail outlets within the municipality. The Department shall provide a copy of the annual listing herein provided for contiguous jurisdictions when a municipality so requests. The list required by this Section shall contain only the names and street addresses of persons who are registered with the Department and shall not include the amount of tax paid by such persons. The list required by this Section shall be provided to each municipality no later than September 1 annually.
    When certifying the amount of a monthly disbursement to a municipality under Section 8-11-1, 8-11-5, 8-11-6 of this Act or Section 6z-18 of "An Act in relation to State finance", the Department shall increase or decrease such amount by an amount necessary to offset any misallocation of previous disbursements. The offset amount shall be the amount erroneously disbursed within the previous 6 months from the time a misallocation is discovered.
    The Department of Revenue must upon the request of any municipality received pursuant to the provisions of this paragraph furnish to such municipality data setting forth the aggregate amount of retailers' occupation tax collected on behalf of such municipality from any shopping center identified in such request and located within such municipality for each month beginning with the first month following the month within which such a request is received by the Department, provided that such data may be provided only with respect to shopping centers (1) which consist of 50 or more persons registered with the Department to pay Retailers' Occupation Tax, and (2) where the developers or owners thereof or their predecessors in interest have entered into written agreements with the municipality to transfer property to or perform services for or on behalf of such municipality in exchange for payments based solely or in part on the amount of retailers' occupation tax collected on behalf of the municipality from persons within such shopping centers. Data given pursuant to this paragraph shall not identify by amounts the individual sources of such taxes. A request for data pursuant to this paragraph shall first be submitted to the Department of Revenue by the Municipal Clerk, City Council or Village Board of Trustees. The Department of Revenue shall review each such request to determine whether the requirements of item (2) of the first sentence of this paragraph have been met and, within 30 days following its receipt of such a request, shall either certify that the request meets such requirements, or notify the person submitting the request that the request does not meet such requirements.
    As used in this Section, "Municipal" or "Municipality" means or refers to a city, village or incorporated town, including an incorporated town which has superseded a civil township, and "shopping center" means a group of retail stores and other business and service establishments in an integrated building arrangement operated under common ownership or diverse ownership under unified control involving common parking areas and mutual easements.
(Source: P.A. 91-51, eff. 6-30-99.)

65 ILCS 5/8-11-17

    (65 ILCS 5/8-11-17) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-11-17)
    Sec. 8-11-17. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 92-526, eff. 7-1-02. Repealed internally, eff. 1-1-03.)

65 ILCS 5/8-11-18

    (65 ILCS 5/8-11-18) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-11-18)
    Sec. 8-11-18. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 88-597, eff. 8-28-94. Repealed internally, eff. 9-6-97.)

65 ILCS 5/8-11-20

    (65 ILCS 5/8-11-20)
    Sec. 8-11-20. Economic incentive agreements. The corporate authorities of a municipality may enter into an economic incentive agreement relating to the development or redevelopment of land within the corporate limits of the municipality. Under this agreement, the municipality may agree to share or rebate a portion of any retailers' occupation taxes received by the municipality that were generated by the development or redevelopment over a finite period of time. Before entering into the agreement authorized by this Section, the corporate authorities shall make the following findings:
    (1) If the property subject to the agreement is vacant:
        (A) that the property has remained vacant for at
    
least one year, or
        (B) that any building located on the property was
    
demolished within the last year and that the building would have qualified under finding (2) of this Section;
    (2) If the property subject to the agreement is currently developed:
        (A) that the buildings on the property no longer
    
comply with current building codes, or
        (B) that the buildings on the property have remained
    
less than significantly unoccupied or underutilized for a period of at least one year;
    (3) That the project is expected to create or retain job opportunities within the municipality;
    (4) That the project will serve to further the development of adjacent areas;
    (5) That without the agreement, the project would not be possible;
    (6) That the developer meets high standards of creditworthiness and financial strength as demonstrated by one or more of the following:
        (A) corporate debenture ratings of BBB or higher by
    
Standard & Poor's Corporation or Baa or higher by Moody's Investors Service, Inc.;
        (B) a letter from a financial institution with assets
    
of $10,000,000 or more attesting to the financial strength of the developer; or
        (C) specific evidence of equity financing for not
    
less than 10% of the total project costs;
    (7) That the project will strengthen the commercial sector of the municipality;
    (8) That the project will enhance the tax base of the municipality; and
    (9) That the agreement is made in the best interest of the municipality.
(Source: P.A. 92-263, eff. 8-7-01.)

65 ILCS 5/8-11-21

    (65 ILCS 5/8-11-21)
    Sec. 8-11-21. Agreements to share or rebate occupation taxes.
    (a) On and after June 1, 2004, the corporate authorities of a municipality shall not enter into any agreement to share or rebate any portion of retailers' occupation taxes generated by retail sales of tangible personal property if: (1) the tax on those retail sales, absent the agreement, would have been paid to another unit of local government; and (2) the retailer maintains, within that other unit of local government, a retail location from which the tangible personal property is delivered to purchasers, or a warehouse from which the tangible personal property is delivered to purchasers. Any unit of local government denied retailers' occupation tax revenue because of an agreement that violates this Section may file an action in circuit court against only the municipality. Any agreement entered into prior to June 1, 2004 is not affected by this amendatory Act of the 93rd General Assembly. Any unit of local government that prevails in the circuit court action is entitled to damages in the amount of the tax revenue it was denied as a result of the agreement, statutory interest, costs, reasonable attorney's fees, and an amount equal to 50% of the tax.
    (b) On and after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 93rd General Assembly, a home rule unit shall not enter into any agreement prohibited by this Section. This Section is a denial and limitation of home rule powers and functions under subsection (g) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution.
    (c) Any municipality that enters into an agreement to share or rebate any portion of retailers' occupation taxes generated by retail sales of tangible personal property must complete and submit a report by electronic filing to the Department of Revenue within 30 days after the execution of the agreement. Any municipality that has entered into such an agreement before the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly that has not been terminated or expired as of the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly shall submit a report with respect to the agreements within 90 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly.
    Any agreement entered into on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly is not valid until the municipality entering into the agreement complies with the requirements set forth in this subsection. Any municipality that fails to comply with the requirements set forth in this subsection within the 30 days after the execution of the agreement shall be responsible for paying to the Department of Revenue a delinquency penalty of $20 per day for each day the municipality fails to submit a report by electronic filing to the Department of Revenue. A municipality that has previously failed to report an agreement in effect on the effective date of this subsection will begin to accrue a delinquency penalty for each day the agreement remains unreported beginning on the effective date of this subsection. The Department of Revenue may adopt rules to implement and administer these penalties.
    (d) The report described in this Section shall be made on a form to be supplied by the Department of Revenue and shall contain the following:
        (1) the names of the municipality and the business
    
entering into the agreement;
        (2) the location or locations of the business within
    
the municipality;
        (3) a statement, to be answered in the affirmative or
    
negative, as to whether or not the company maintains additional places of business in the State other than those described pursuant to paragraph (2);
        (4) the terms of the agreement, including (i) the
    
manner in which the amount of any retailers' occupation tax to be shared, rebated, or refunded is to be determined each year for the duration of the agreement, (ii) the duration of the agreement, and (iii) the name of any business who is not a party to the agreement but who directly or indirectly receives a share, refund, or rebate of the retailers' occupation tax; and
        (5) a copy of the agreement to share or rebate any
    
portion of retailers' occupation taxes generated by retail sales of tangible personal property.
    An updated report must be filed by the municipality within 30 days after the execution of any amendment made to an agreement.
    Reports filed with the Department pursuant to this Section shall not constitute tax returns.
    (e) The Department and the municipality shall redact the sales figures, the amount of sales tax collected, and the amount of sales tax rebated prior to disclosure of information contained in a report required by this Section or the Freedom of Information Act. The information redacted shall be exempt from the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.
    (f) All reports, except the copy of the agreement, required to be filed with the Department of Revenue pursuant to this Section shall be posted on the Department's website within 6 months after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly. The website shall be updated on a monthly basis to include newly received reports.
(Source: P.A. 97-976, eff. 1-1-13; 98-463, eff. 8-16-13; 98-1098, eff. 8-26-14.)

65 ILCS 5/8-11-22

    (65 ILCS 5/8-11-22)
    Sec. 8-11-22. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 101-10, eff. 6-5-19. Repealed by P.A. 101-604, eff. 12-13-19.)

65 ILCS 5/8-11-23

    (65 ILCS 5/8-11-23)
    Sec. 8-11-23. Municipal Cannabis Retailers' Occupation Tax Law.
    (a) This Section may be referred to as the Municipal Cannabis Retailers' Occupation Tax Law. The corporate authorities of any municipality may, by ordinance, impose a tax upon all persons engaged in the business of selling cannabis, other than cannabis purchased under the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program Act, at retail in the municipality on the gross receipts from these sales made in the course of that business. If imposed, the tax may not exceed 3% of the gross receipts from these sales and shall only be imposed in 1/4% increments. The tax imposed under this Section and all civil penalties that may be assessed as an incident of the tax shall be collected and enforced by the Department of Revenue. The Department of Revenue shall have full power to administer and enforce this Section; to collect all taxes and penalties due hereunder; to dispose of taxes and penalties so collected in the manner hereinafter provided; and to determine all rights to credit memoranda arising on account of the erroneous payment of tax or penalty under this Section. In the administration of and compliance with this Section, the Department and persons who are subject to this Section shall have the same rights, remedies, privileges, immunities, powers and duties, and be subject to the same conditions, restrictions, limitations, penalties and definitions of terms, and employ the same modes of procedure, as are prescribed in Sections 1, 1a, 1d, 1e, 1f, 1i, 1j, 1k, 1m, 1n, 2 through 2-65 (in respect to all provisions therein other than the State rate of tax), 2a, 2b, 2c, 2i, 3 (except as to the disposition of taxes and penalties collected), 4, 5, 5a, 5b, 5c, 5d, 5e, 5f, 5g, 5h, 5i, 5j, 5k, 5l, 6, 6a, 6b, 6c, 6d, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 11a, 12, and 13 of the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act and Section 3-7 of the Uniform Penalty and Interest Act, as fully as if those provisions were set forth herein.
    (b) Persons subject to any tax imposed under the authority granted in this Section may reimburse themselves for their seller's tax liability hereunder by separately stating that tax as an additional charge, which charge may be stated in combination, in a single amount, with any State tax that sellers are required to collect.
    (c) Whenever the Department of Revenue determines that a refund should be made under this Section to a claimant instead of issuing a credit memorandum, the Department of Revenue shall notify the State Comptroller, who shall cause the order to be drawn for the amount specified and to the person named in the notification from the Department of Revenue.
    (d) The Department of Revenue shall immediately pay over to the State Treasurer, ex officio, as trustee, all taxes and penalties collected hereunder for deposit into the Local Cannabis Retailers' Occupation Tax Trust Fund.
    (e) On or before the 25th day of each calendar month, the Department of Revenue shall prepare and certify to the Comptroller the amount of money to be disbursed from the Local Cannabis Retailers' Occupation Tax Trust Fund to municipalities from which retailers have paid taxes or penalties under this Section during the second preceding calendar month. The amount to be paid to each municipality shall be the amount (not including credit memoranda) collected under this Section from sales made in the municipality during the second preceding calendar month, plus an amount the Department of Revenue determines is necessary to offset any amounts that were erroneously paid to a different taxing body, and not including an amount equal to the amount of refunds made during the second preceding calendar month by the Department on behalf of such municipality, and not including any amount that the Department determines is necessary to offset any amounts that were payable to a different taxing body but were erroneously paid to the municipality, less 1.5% of the remainder, which the Department shall transfer into the Tax Compliance and Administration Fund. The Department, at the time of each monthly disbursement to the municipalities, shall prepare and certify to the State Comptroller the amount to be transferred into the Tax Compliance and Administration Fund under this Section. Within 10 days after receipt by the Comptroller of the disbursement certification to the municipalities and the Tax Compliance and Administration Fund provided for in this Section to be given to the Comptroller by the Department, the Comptroller shall cause the orders to be drawn for the respective amounts in accordance with the directions contained in the certification.
    (f) An ordinance or resolution imposing or discontinuing a tax under this Section or effecting a change in the rate thereof that is adopted on or after June 25, 2019 (the effective date of Public Act 101-27) and for which a certified copy is filed with the Department on or before April 1, 2020 shall be administered and enforced by the Department beginning on July 1, 2020. For ordinances filed with the Department after April 1, 2020, an ordinance or resolution imposing or discontinuing a tax under this Section or effecting a change in the rate thereof shall either (i) be adopted and a certified copy thereof filed with the Department on or before the first day of April, whereupon the Department shall proceed to administer and enforce this Section as of the first day of July next following the adoption and filing; or (ii) be adopted and a certified copy thereof filed with the Department on or before the first day of October, whereupon the Department shall proceed to administer and enforce this Section as of the first day of January next following the adoption and filing.
(Source: P.A. 101-27, eff. 6-25-19; 101-593, eff. 12-4-19.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 8 Div. 12

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 8 Div. 12 heading)
DIVISION 12. FINANCIALLY DISTRESSED CITY LAW

65 ILCS 5/8-12-1

    (65 ILCS 5/8-12-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-12-1)
    Sec. 8-12-1. This Division 12 may be cited as the Financially Distressed City Law.
(Source: P.A. 86-1211.)

65 ILCS 5/8-12-2

    (65 ILCS 5/8-12-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-12-2)
    Sec. 8-12-2. (a) Pursuant to the authority of the General Assembly to provide for the public health, safety and welfare, the General Assembly hereby finds and declares that it is the public policy and a public purpose of the State to offer assistance to a financially distressed city so that it may provide for the health, safety and welfare of its citizens, pay when due principal and interest on its debt obligations, meet financial obligations to its employees, vendors and suppliers, and provide for proper financial accounting procedures, budgeting and taxing practices, as well as strengthen the human and economic development of the city.
    (b) It is the purpose of this Division to provide a secure financial basis for the continued operation of a financially distressed city. The intention of the General Assembly, in enacting this legislation is to establish sound, efficient and generally accepted accounting, budgeting and taxing procedures and practices within a financially distressed city, to provide powers to a financial advisory authority established for a financially distressed city, and to impose restrictions upon a financially distressed city in order to assist that city in assuring its financial integrity while leaving municipal services policies to the city, consistent with the requirements for satisfying the public policy and purposes herein set forth.
    (c) It also is the purpose of this Division to authorize a city which has been certified and designated as a financially distressed city under the procedure set forth in Section 8-12-4, and which has by ordinance requested that a financial advisory authority be appointed for the city and that the city receive assistance as provided in this Division, and which has filed certified copies of that ordinance in the manner provided by Section 8-12-4, to enter into such agreements as are necessary to receive assistance as provided in this Division and in applicable provisions of the Illinois Finance Authority Act.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

65 ILCS 5/8-12-3

    (65 ILCS 5/8-12-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-12-3)
    Sec. 8-12-3. As used in this Division:
    (1) "Authority" means the "(Name of Financially Distressed City) Financial Advisory Authority".
    (2) "Financially distressed city" means any municipality which is a home rule unit and which (i) is certified by the Department of Revenue as being in the highest 5% of all home rule municipalities in terms of the aggregate of the rate per cent of all taxes levied pursuant to statute or ordinance upon all taxable property of the municipality and as being in the lowest 5% of all home rule municipalities in terms of per capita tax yield, and (ii) is designated by joint resolution of the General Assembly as a financially distressed city.
    (3) "Home rule municipality" means a municipality which is a home rule unit as provided in Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution.
    (4) "Budget" means an annual appropriation ordinance or annual budget as described in Division 2 of Article 8, as from time to time in effect in the financially distressed city.
    (5) "Chairperson" means the chairperson of the Authority appointed pursuant to Section 8-12-7.
    (6) "Financial Plan" means the financially distressed city's financial plan as developed pursuant to Section 8-12-15, as from time to time in effect.
    (7) "Fiscal year" means the fiscal year of the financially distressed city.
    (8) "Obligations" means bonds, notes or other evidence of indebtedness issued by the Illinois Finance Authority in connection with the provision of financial aid to a financially distressed city pursuant to this Division and applicable provisions of the Illinois Finance Authority Act.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

65 ILCS 5/8-12-4

    (65 ILCS 5/8-12-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-12-4)
    Sec. 8-12-4. In order to receive assistance as provided in this Division, a home rule municipality shall first, by ordinance passed by its corporate authorities, request (i) that the Department of Revenue certify that it is in the highest 5% of all home rule municipalities in terms of the aggregate of the rate per cent of all taxes levied pursuant to statute or ordinance upon all taxable property of the municipality and in the lowest 5% of all home rule municipalities in terms of per capita tax yield, and (ii) that the General Assembly by joint resolution designate it as a financially distressed city. A home rule municipality which is so certified and designated as a financially distressed city and which desires to receive assistance as provided in this Division shall, by ordinance passed by its corporate authorities, request that a financial advisory authority be appointed for the city and that the city receive assistance as provided in this Division, and shall file a certified copy of that ordinance with the Governor, with the Clerk of the House of Representatives and with the Secretary of the Senate. Upon the filing of the certified copies of that ordinance as required by this Section this Division and all of its provisions shall then and thereafter be applicable to the financially distressed city, shall govern and control its financial accounting, budgeting and taxing procedures and practices, and, subject to the limitations of subsection (a) of Section 8-12-22, shall remain in full force and effect with respect thereto until such time as the financial advisory authority established under Section 8-12-5 is abolished as provided in subsection (c) of Section 8-12-22.
(Source: P.A. 86-1211.)

65 ILCS 5/8-12-5

    (65 ILCS 5/8-12-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-12-5)
    Sec. 8-12-5. For each financially distressed city to which this Division is applicable as provided in Section 8-12-4, there is established a body both corporate and politic to be known as the "(Name of Financially Distressed City) Financial Advisory Authority" which, in such name, shall exercise all authority vested in such Authority by this Division. The Authority shall constitute an agency of State government, and as such may receive and expend amounts appropriated by the General Assembly to the Authority to enable it to exercise and perform its powers and responsibilities under this Division. The financially distressed city shall not be liable for any costs or expenses incurred by the Authority in the conduct of its powers and responsibilities under this Division.
(Source: P.A. 86-1211.)

65 ILCS 5/8-12-6

    (65 ILCS 5/8-12-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-12-6)
    Sec. 8-12-6. Purposes and powers.
    (a) The purposes of the Authority shall be to provide a secure financial basis for and to furnish assistance to a financially distressed city to which this Division is applicable as provided in Section 8-12-4, and to request the Illinois Finance Authority to issue its Obligations on behalf of and thereby provide financial aid to the city in accordance with applicable provisions of the Illinois Finance Authority Act, so that the city can provide basic municipal services within its jurisdictional limits, while permitting the distressed city to meet its obligations to its creditors and the holders of its notes and bonds.
    (b) Except as expressly limited by this Division, the Authority shall have all powers necessary to meet its responsibilities and to carry out its purposes and the purposes of this Division, including, but not limited to, the following powers:
        (1) To provide for its organization and internal
    
management, and to make rules and regulations governing the use of its property and facilities.
        (2) To make and execute contracts, leases, subleases
    
and all other instruments or agreements necessary or convenient for the exercise of the powers and functions granted by this Division.
        (3) To approve all loans, grants, or other financial
    
aid from any State agency.
        (4) To appoint officers, agents, and employees of the
    
Authority, define their duties and qualifications and fix their compensation and employee benefits.
        (5) To engage the services of consultants for
    
rendering professional and technical assistance and advice on matters within the Authority's power.
        (6) To pay the expenses of its operations.
        (7) To determine, in its discretion but consistent
    
with the requirements of this Division, the terms and conditions of any loans it may make to the financially distressed city.
    (c) Any loan repayments received by the Authority from the distressed city may be deposited by the Authority into a revolving fund under the control of the Authority. Money in the revolving fund may be used by the Authority to support activities leading to a restructuring of the distressed city's debt and may be pledged by the Authority as security for any new debt incurred by the distressed city with the approval of the Authority.
    (d) From any funds appropriated to the Authority for the purpose of making a loan to a distressed city, the Authority may expend not more than $250,000 for the expenses of its operations in the fiscal year in which the appropriation is made.
(Source: P.A. 93-205, eff. 1-1-04.)

65 ILCS 5/8-12-7

    (65 ILCS 5/8-12-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-12-7)
    Sec. 8-12-7. The governing body of the Authority shall be a board consisting of 5 Directors. Directors shall be appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate. At least 2 Directors must be residents of the financially distressed city. The Governor shall select one of the Directors to serve as Chairperson during the term of his or her appointment.
(Source: P.A. 86-1211.)

65 ILCS 5/8-12-8

    (65 ILCS 5/8-12-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-12-8)
    Sec. 8-12-8. The initial Directors shall be appointed, as provided in Section 8-12-7, within 30 days after this Division first becomes applicable to the financially distressed city as provided in Section 8-12-4. Of the initial Directors so appointed, 3 shall be appointed to serve for terms expiring 3 years from the date of their appointment, and 2 shall be appointed to serve for terms expiring 2 years from the date of their appointment. Thereafter each Director shall be appointed to hold office for a term of 3 years and until his or her successor has been appointed as provided in Section 8-12-7. Directors shall be eligible for reappointment. Any vacancy which shall arise shall be filled by appointment by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate, for the unexpired term and until his or her successor has been appointed as provided in Section 8-12-7. A vacancy shall occur upon resignation, death, conviction of a felony or removal from office of a Director. A Director may be removed for incompetency, malfeasance or neglect of duty at the instance of the Governor. If the Senate is not in session or is in recess when appointments subject to its confirmation are made, the Governor shall make temporary appointments which shall be subject to subsequent Senate approval.
(Source: P.A. 86-1211.)

65 ILCS 5/8-12-9

    (65 ILCS 5/8-12-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-12-9)
    Sec. 8-12-9. The Chairperson shall preside at meetings of the Directors. The Directors may establish such offices and appoint such officers for the Authority as they may deem appropriate.
(Source: P.A. 86-1211.)

65 ILCS 5/8-12-10

    (65 ILCS 5/8-12-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 8-12-10)
    Sec. 8-12-10. Any State agency or unit of local government, within its respective function, may render such services to the Authority as the Authority may request. Upon the Authority's request any such agency or unit of local government may transfer to the Authority such officers and employees as the Authority and any such agency or unit of local government deem necessary to carry out the Authority's functions and duties. Officers and employees so transferred shall not lose or forfeit their employment status or rights.
(Source: P.A. 86-1211.)