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Registering to do business in Illinois


 New rules for retailers are now in effect in Illinois.

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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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.