Illinois SB 1379 has been assigned to committee during the lame duck session.

Synopsis As Introduced

Amends the Property Tax Code. Provides that, in counties with 3,000,000 or more inhabitants, taxpayers of income producing property shall submit income and expense data related to the property annually to the chief county assessment officer. Provides that, in counties with fewer than 3,000,000 inhabitants, the county board may provide by resolution that taxpayers of income producing property shall submit income and expense data annually to the chief county assessment officer. Provides that, when determining the value of property for assessment purposes, the assessor may consider all relevant information pertaining to the fair cash value of the property, including, but not limited to, income and expense data, sales data, property characteristics data, construction cost data, appraisals, and other valuation information. Effective immediately.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with the following changes: (1) provides that the term “income producing property” includes only non-owner-occupied real property; (2) defines “property”; (3) provides that failure to submit income and expense data shall result in a penalty of 0.5% (in the introduced bill, 2%) of the prior year’s assessed value; (4) provides that the taxpayer shall not be required to pay more than $100,000 in penalties per property; (5) removes provisions from the introduced bill providing that, if the taxpayer fails to submit income and expense data, the taxpayer shall not be permitted to appeal the assessment of that income producing property for the applicable taxable year; and (6) provides that the chief county assessment officer is not prohibited from disclosing compiled and anonymized income and expense data. Effective immediately.

 

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2

Deletes reference to:

35 ILCS 200/9-155

35 ILCS 200/9-160

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of Senate Amendment 1 with changes. Removes conforming changes concerning income and expense data, but retains the new Article concerning income-producing property. Provides that the term “income and expense data” include specific federal income tax returns (in Senate Amendment 1, federal income tax returns generally). Provides that “income-producing property” means property that is not exclusively owner-occupied (in Senate Amendment 1, non-owner-occupied). Removes a reference to gas stations. Defines “owner-occupied” and “taxpayer”. Provides that the chief county assessment officer shall notify taxpayers of their obligation to submit income and expense data. Makes changes concerning the submission of federal tax forms. Provides that the penalty for failure to submit income and expense data shall be 0.05% (instead of 0.5%) of the prior year’s market value. Adds provisions concerning administrative hearings. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.