Chances are a new initiative by Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon won’t make tax time any easier, but it will be more interesting. Starting now, those who file state taxes online will have the chance to see where those tax dollars are going. A receipt will break down how much money is going to which state programs.
Concerned about public safety? You’ll find about $41.07 of every $1,000 in taxes goes toward that purpose. From pensions ($145.02) to schools ($237.44) and beyond, expenditures are detailed in both a chart and table.
“This is about transparency, openness and accountability,” Simon said. “If you receive a receipt for a $5 purchase at a gas station, you should be able to get one for your income taxes. The people of Illinois deserve to know where there money is going and how it’s being spent.” Continue>>>