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Retailers can continue suit vs Home Depot on behalf of IL over alleged failure to pay tax on appliance installs
A state appeals panel has ruled that the owners of an appliance store may continue their lawsuit against Home Depot, on behalf of the state, over claims the chain did not collect sales tax it should’ve charged for appliance installations.
Tax exemption ruling against Chicago hospice could have ramifications for health care, taxpayers alike
An Illinois appeals court has upheld state revenue officials' decision to deny a tax exemption to a suburban Chicago hospice facility.
The Illinois Supreme Court has overturned an appellate ruling that allowed Chicago and Skokie to press a suit against two Illinois communities and several consulting companies for allegedly rooking them out of "use tax" revenue, saying the Illinois Department of Revenue alone has jurisdiction over the taxes, not the courts or any municipality.
Appeals court: State can strip Glenview hospice's tax exempt status, because it does too little charity
An Illinois appeals panel has determined state tax officials were right to deny tax-exempt status to a suburban Chicago hospice center, because, even though it shares land with a sister palliative facility that is exempt, less than one percent of the hospice's $30 million annual revenue went to charity.
A group of investors have renewed their long-running legal fight win the chance to open a strip club in suburban Broadview, now asking a federal judge for permission to directly challenge the constitutionality of an 11-year-old state law the would-be club operators contend effectively bans all adult entertainment establishments from opening anywhere in the town.
Hospitals in Illinois have secured a key win in a longrunning court fight over whether they should be required to pay property taxes, as the Illinois Supreme Court has upheld as constitutional a state law allowing hospitals to remain tax exempt.
Court: IL tax collectors can’t ‘jump the queue’ of creditors to collect unpaid taxes from bankrupt debtors
Illinois state tax collectors cannot jump ahead of other creditors when collecting unpaid taxes from bankrupt estates, a federal appeals panel has ruled, rejecting the Illinois Department of Revenue’s attempt to collect delinquent taxes from two bankrupt businesses whose debts far outweighed their assets.
Nickel & Dime: eBay, online retailers warn SCOTUS could unleash lawsuit torrent vs sellers over taxes
Nickel & Dime: eBay, online retailers warn SCOTUS ruling could unleash torrent of lawsuits accusing sellers over taxes
State tax inquiry not 'adversarial' enough to thwart lawsuit vs Best Buy over unpaid sales taxes: Appeal panel
Retail chain Best Buy can’t use an Illinois state investigation of its sales practices to sidestep a lawsuit brought by the owners of a Schaumburg Maytag appliance store, ostensibly on behalf of the state, accusing Best Buy, among other retailers, of sales tax fraud by misclassifying certain appliance sales as construction installations, a state appeals panel has ruled.
Illinois courts review hospital tax exemptions, with millions in tax revenue, viability in the balance
Illinois courts are wrestling with the idea of which hospital networks and major healthcare provider groups should pay property taxes - and a lot of revenue potentially hangs in the balance, perhaps jeopardizing the ability of hospitals, particularly in rural areas, to maintain service levels, some observers say.