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Comptroller Defers Collection of Municipal Fines and Fees

March 25, 2021 | Legislative briefs
On March 15, Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza announced that her office would be deferring the deduction of municipal fines and fees from certain income tax refunds. This decision will result in a nearly $15 million negative impact to all government entities that submitted unpaid fees and fines to the Comptroller’s Office.
In response to a letter (available via this link) the Illinois Municipal League sent to the Comptroller asking her to provide additional information regarding the impact this will have on municipal budgets, the Comptroller’s Office provided a list of affected municipalities (available via this link). IML highlighted that it is important that state and local governments proactively work together in addressing these issues, especially when they affect municipal finances.
Any communities that have questions regarding this change can contact George Alonistiotis with the Comptroller’s Office by phone at (312) 814-3090.
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