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(35 ILCS 40/25)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2025)
Contribution authorization certificates.
(a) A taxpayer shall not be allowed a credit pursuant to this Act for any contribution to a scholarship granting organization that was made prior to the Department's issuance of a contribution authorization certificate for such contribution to the taxpayer.
(b) Prior to making a contribution to a scholarship granting organization, the taxpayer shall apply to the Department for a contribution authorization certificate.
(c) A taxpayer who makes more than one contribution to a scholarship granting organization must make a separate application for each such contribution authorization certificate. The application shall be in the form and manner prescribed by the Department, provided that the application includes:
(1) the taxpayer's name and address;
(2) the amount the taxpayer will contribute; and
(3) any other information the Department deems
(d) The Department may allow taxpayers to make multiple applications on the same form, provided that each application shall be treated as a separate application.
(e) The Department shall issue credit authorization certificates on a first-come, first-served basis based upon the date that the Department received the taxpayer's application for the certificate subject to the provisions of subsection (e) of Section 10 of this Act.
(f) A taxpayer's aggregate authorized contribution amount as listed on one or more authorized contribution certificates issued to the taxpayer shall not exceed the aggregate of the amounts listed on the taxpayer's applications submitted in accordance with this Section.
(g) Each contribution authorization certificate shall state:
(1) the date such certificate was issued;
(2) the date by which the authorized contributions
listed in the certificate must be made, which shall be 60 days from the date of the issuance of a credit authorization certificate;
(3) the total amount of authorized contributions;
(4) any other information the Department deems
(h) Credit authorization certificates shall be mailed to the appropriate taxpayers within 3 business days after their issuance.
(i) A taxpayer may rescind all or part of an authorized contribution approved under this Act by providing written notice to the Department. Amounts rescinded shall no longer be deducted from the cap prescribed in Section 10 of this Act.
(j) The Department shall maintain on its website a running total of the amount of credits for which taxpayers may make applications for contribution authorization certification. The running total shall be updated every business day.
(Source: P.A. 100-465, eff. 8-31-17