(35 ILCS 105/10.5)
Sec. 10.5. Individual use tax amnesty. The Department shall establish an amnesty program for all individual taxpayers owing any tax imposed under this Act for their purchases of tangible personal property from a retailer for use in this State (eligible taxes). The amnesty program shall be for a period from January 1, 2011 through October 15, 2011. The amnesty program shall provide that, upon payment by an individual taxpayer of all eligible taxes due from that taxpayer under this Act for any taxable period ending after June 30, 2004 and prior to January 1, 2011, the Department shall abate and not seek to collect any interest or penalties that may be applicable and the Department shall not seek civil or criminal prosecution for any taxpayer for these taxes for the period of time for which amnesty has been granted to the taxpayer. Failure to pay all eligible taxes due to the State for a taxable period shall invalidate any amnesty granted under this Section. Amnesty shall be granted only if all amnesty conditions are satisfied by the taxpayer.
Amnesty shall not be granted to business taxpayers. 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 eligible taxes under this Act. Amnesty shall not be granted to any taxpayer who is under audit for eligible taxes or who is contacted in writing by the Department concerning eligible taxes prior to the taxpayer reporting and paying the eligible taxes.
Voluntary payments made under this Section shall be made by cash, check, guaranteed remittance, or ACH debit.
(Source: P.A. 96-1388, eff. 7-29-10.)
Last modified: February 18, 2015