Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Economic Development for a Growing Economy (EDGE) Tax Credit Act. Requires EDGE tax credit agreements between the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and applicants to contain a provision requiring the applicant to maintain, beyond the period during which it receives the EDGE tax credit, employment payrolls at an agreed upon level. Provides that if employment payrolls are not maintained at that level for the specified term, then the taxpayer must pay an administrative penalty to the Department and shall not, until having paid that penalty, be eligible for credits against obligations imposed by the Illinois Income Tax Act. Requires the Department to deposit into the General Revenue Fund all moneys collected as a result of these penalties and to notify the Department of Revenue when a taxpayer, because of the operation of these provisions, becomes ineligible or eligible for credits against obligations imposed under the Illinois Income Tax Act. Amends the State Comptroller Act to require the Comptroller, at the direction of the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, to deduct these penalties from certain warrants and payments made to the taxpayer, and to pay those amounts over to the Department for deposit into the General Revenue Fund. Effective immediately.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Provides that, if the taxpayer fails to maintain employment payrolls due to labor outsourcing to other states, other countries, or both, then the taxpayer shall pay an additional administrative penalty to the Department in an amount that the Department shall establish by rule.