Aggregated Retail Sales Tax Reports (Cook County Department Of Revenue)

Matt Chapman - Free Our Info, NFP filed this request with the Cook County Department Of Revenue of Cook County, IL.
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From: Matt Chapman - Free Our Info, NFP


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act., I hereby request the following records:

A copy of all compiled reports that have been shared either with, or by, your agency which include the retails sales tax information of one or more Illinois businesses. Please limit the scope of this request to 2014 to 2018.

Per Retailers' Occupation Tax Act, 35 ILCS 120/11 Sec. 11, "reasonable statistics" can be made available for public records- ie, aggregated retails tax information. The release of this information can be done without the violation of reciprocal agreements of information similar to [1]
"Nothing in this Act prevents the Director of Revenue from publishing or making available to the public the names and addresses of persons filing returns under this Act, or reasonable statistics concerning the operation of the tax by grouping the contents of returns so the information in any individual return is not disclosed."

I understand that this request may be a bit broad - I can be reached at 312.721.7448 to discuss the clarification and limiting of scope for this request.

When compiling the responsive records for this request, my preferred level of aggregation can prioritized in the following order:
Census block
Census block group
Census tract
ZIP
township

[1] http://www.revenue.state.il.us/localgovernment/reciprocalagreementoninformationexchange.pdf

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Matt Chapman

From: Cook County Department Of Revenue

May 29, 2018

Matt Chapman
MuckRock News
Email: requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

Dear Mr. Chapman,

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act (the "Act").

On Monday, May 21, 2018 you requested "A copy of all compiled reports that have been shared either with, or by, your agency which include the retails sales tax information of one or more Illinois businesses. Please limit the scope of this request to 2014 to 2018."

Under the Act, a public body may extend the time to respond to a request by up to five (5) business days for a limited number of reasons. 5 ILCS 140/3(e). We are extending the time to respond to your requests by five (5) business days because there is a need for consultation, which shall be conducted with all practicable speed, among two or more components of a public body having a substantial interest in the subject matter of the request. 5 ILCS 140/3(e)(vii).

Please note that Monday, May 28, 2018 was a Cook County Holiday. We will respond to your request by Tuesday, June 5, 2018.

Thank you for your patience.

Rachel

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Rachel Dailey
Administrative Assistant V
Aide to Legal and Government Affairs | Office of the President
69 W. Washington, Suite 1415 | Chicago, IL 60602
(O) 312-603-0002
Rachel.Dailey@cookcountyil.gov<mailto:Rachel.Dailey@cookcountyil.gov>

PRIVILEGE AND CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail transmission, including all attachments, is confidential information belonging to the sender and the intended recipient, may be protected by the attorney-client privilege or attorney work product privilege, and may constitute non-public pre-decisional FOIA exempt information. This information is ONLY for the intended recipient. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any unauthorized use, disclosure, distribution (electronic or otherwise), copying or the taking of any action in reliance on this information is strictly prohibited. If you have received this transmission in error, please immediately notify the sender of receipt of the e-mail and then destroy all copies (electronic or otherwise) of the transmission and attachments. Receipt by an unintended recipient does not waive attorney-client privilege, attorney work product privilege or any other legal exemption from disclosure.)

From: Cook County Department Of Revenue

June 5, 2018

Matt Chapman
MuckRock News
Email: requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

Dear Mr. Chapman,

The Office of the President of the Cook County Board of Commissioners is in receipt of your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act.

On Monday, May 21, 2018 you requested "A copy of all compiled reports that have been shared either with, or by, your agency which include the retails sales tax information of one or more Illinois businesses. Please limit the scope of this request to 2014 to 2018."

Please be advised that we are not in possession of any records responsive to your request. We suggest contacting the State of Illinois for this information.

The County has complied with your request for information. If you have any questions, or if there is anything else we can do for you, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you,
Rachel

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Rachel Dailey
Administrative Assistant V
Aide to Legal and Government Affairs | Office of the President
69 W. Washington, Suite 1415 | Chicago, IL 60602
(O) 312-603-0002
Rachel.Dailey@cookcountyil.gov<mailto:Rachel.Dailey@cookcountyil.gov>

PRIVILEGE AND CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail transmission, including all attachments, is confidential information belonging to the sender and the intended recipient, may be protected by the attorney-client privilege or attorney work product privilege, and may constitute non-public pre-decisional FOIA exempt information. This information is ONLY for the intended recipient. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any unauthorized use, disclosure, distribution (electronic or otherwise), copying or the taking of any action in reliance on this information is strictly prohibited. If you have received this transmission in error, please immediately notify the sender of receipt of the e-mail and then destroy all copies (electronic or otherwise) of the transmission and attachments. Receipt by an unintended recipient does not waive attorney-client privilege, attorney work product privilege or any other legal exemption from disclosure.)

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