(35 ILCS 5/1405.3) (from Ch. 120, par. 14-1405.3)
Sec. 1405.3. (a) Payments made on or after January 1, 1989, for prizes or awards. Any person maintaining an office or transacting business in Illinois shall maintain a record, in a format in which the record is subject to review by the Department, of all payments, whether cash or non-cash, made as prizes or awards. Payments which meet all of the following criteria are considered payments of prizes or awards:
(1) the payment is made in the ordinary course of the
trade or business of the payor,
(2) the payment is in complete or partial
satisfaction of a prize or award in excess of $1000 won by a particular individual or group of individuals for themselves or their sponsors as a result of their participation and relative performance, or the participation and relative performance of an animal or motor vehicle which they own, in any contest staged wholly in Illinois provided that no reporting will be required if there is certification that the individual or group of individuals receiving the prize or award is composed solely of Illinois residents, and further provided that no reporting will be required if there is certification that the individual or group of individuals is employed by a person maintaining an office in Illinois.
(b) Information required to be maintained. The information to be maintained in a format in which the information is available for review by the Department shall specify the identifying numbers of persons receiving the prize or award, the names of the persons receiving the prize or award, the addresses of the persons receiving the prize or award, and the aggregate amount of payments or the fair market value of the non-cash prize or award received by each person. The information shall also specify the identifying number, name, and address of the payor.
(c) Every person required to maintain information under subsection (a) shall furnish to each person with respect to whom such information is required to be maintained a copy of the information maintained for Department inspection.
Where the payment is made to a person or persons other than the individual or group of individuals receiving the prize or award, the written statement furnished to the payment recipients shall state that such persons shall in turn inform the individuals receiving the prize or award, or their employer if such individuals were employed, that the payment has been reported to the Department of Revenue.
The written statement required under the preceding sentence shall be furnished to the person on or before January 31 of the year following the calendar year for which the report under subsection (a) was required to be made.
(d) Penalties. Any person required to provide copies of information to persons to whom payments are made under subsection (c) of this Section who fails to do so shall be subject to the penalty prescribed by Section 3-4 of the Uniform Penalty and Interest Act.
(Source: P.A. 89-399, eff. 8-20-95.)
Last modified: February 18, 2015