Dry-Cleaning License Tax & Fee
The tax is imposed on the use of dry-cleaning solvent by persons who operate dry-cleaning facilities in Illinois.
License fees are imposed on those who operate dry-cleaning facilities. The Dry-Cleaner Environmental Response
Trust Fund Council issues the licenses.
Sales of dry-cleaning solvent to the following facilities are exempt from the tax:
- A facility located on a United States military base
- An industrial laundry, a commercial laundry, or a linen supply facility
- A prison or other penal institution that dry-cleans only as part of a correctional industries program to provide dry-cleaning to persons who are incarcerated in a prison or a penal institution or to resident patients of a state-operated mental health facility
- A not-for-profit hospital or other health care facility
- A facility presently or formerly located on federal or state government property
- A facility that will not use the dry-cleaning solvent in a dry-cleaning operation
Use the “Tax Rate Database”
to find the tax rates for chlorine-based solvents, petroleum based
solvents, and green solvents.
The Dry-Cleaner Environmental Response Trust Fund Council determines the tax rate annually.
License fees are based on the amount and type of dry-cleaning solvent used annually by a dry-cleaning facility operator and are determined annually by the Dry-cleaner Environmental Response Trust Fund Council. Proof of license fee payment is required to receive a dry-cleaning license from the Dry cleaning Trust Fund Council. Use the "Tax Rate Database"
for the licensing rates.
Form/Filing & Payment Requirements
- Form DS-1, Dry-Cleaning Solvent Tax Return, is due quarterly on or before April 25, July 25, October 25, and January 25.
- Form DS-3, Dry-Cleaning Operators' License Fee Payment Form, is due annually on or before December 31 for the following license year.