Registering to do business in Illinois
- Aug 28, 2017 | Gail Cole
As of July 1, 2017, retailers must annually renew their certificate of registration to do business in Illinois. Previously, certificates were good for five years.
This change is due to the enactment of House Bill 819 and applies to retailers who obtain or renew a certificate of registration on or after July 1, 2017. Those who obtained or renewed a certificate of registration prior to July 1, 2017, should adhere to the five-year renewal schedule until that certificate expires. Moving forward from that point, they’ll switch to annual renewals.
The Illinois Department of Revenue reserves the right to revoke a certificate of registration. For additional information, see HB 819 and How do I register my business? on the Department of Revenue website.
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