Ill. High Court Allows $23M Tax Refund, Kills Loophole

Law360, New York (November 21, 2013, 7:01 PM EST) -- The Illinois Supreme Court dealt a mixed hand to the state Department of Revenue on Thursday when it required authorities to refund over $23 million in local taxes to an Illinois-based fuel company, but invalidated the regulation allowing for the loophole.

The unanimous court found that Hartney Fuel Oil Co. was in compliance with DOR regulations when it used a satellite office in a low tax jurisdiction to avoid county and municipal retailers' occupation tax and regional transportation authority tax, but found that the DOR's own...
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