The State of Illinois provides a variety of tax incentives to certified High Impact Businesses, and to businesses that are located in any of Illinois’ Enterprise Zones or River Edge Redevelopment Zones (RERZ).
Public Act 97-905 requires that businesses receiving these tax incentives report the value of these tax benefits to the Illinois Department of Revenue. It also requires that utilities providing tax exempt gas, electric, or telecom services to eligible businesses report to the Department the value of those services.
Businesses subject to these reporting requirements should file their reports by following the links below.
Among the tax incentives offered to Enterprise Zone, RERZ, and High Impact businesses, is an exemption from sales tax on building materials used in the construction, rehabilitation, or renovation of real estate. Beginning July 1, 2013, the building materials exemption will be available only to those contractors or other entities with a certificate issued by the Illinois Department of Revenue.
A contractor or other entity seeking a certificate must apply though the Zone Administrator of the zone where the project is located or through the High Impact Business project manager.
If you are a Zone Administrator, High Impact Business project manager, or construction contractor (or other entity) seeking an exemption certificate or wanting to manage your Building Materials Exemption Certificate account, follow the links below.