Barickman passes legislation to update tax rules and improve efficiency

The Illinois Senate has advanced two proposals sponsored by State Senator Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington) aimed at updating tax regulations.

 “Both of these bills are common sense measures that help our taxing bodies offer the best results and financial return for the taxpayers,” said State Sen. Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington). “These are small changes that help improve services for citizens.”

House Bill 250 would allow contiguous counties to enter agreements to hold tax sales together. It also updates rules for certificates of sales in error for these types of sales. The goal is to help counties reduce the costs of holding the sales and attract a larger group of buyers, increasing the potential revenue from the sale.

House Bill 2489 requires the Illinois of Secretary of State to provide county tax collectors with quarterly reports on the transfers of titles (sales) of mobile homes. The goal is to ensure that the necessary taxes for the home are paid for current and previous tax periods.

Both bills passed the Illinois Senate unanimously on May 21.

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