Reciprocal agreements

Matt Chapman - Free Our Info, NFP filed this request with the Illinois Department of Revenue of Illinois.
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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:

All signed copies of the following agreement: 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: Illinois Department of Revenue

Mr. Chapman,

The Department is in receipt of your new request, dated May 29, 2018, and received in our office on May 30, 2018.

I am going to assume it is ok to close out the other two requests from May 16, 2018, per our conversation last week, correct?

Thank you,

Abbie Rennolds
Freedom of Information Officer
Illinois Department of Revenue
101 W. Jefferson St. MC 6-595
Springfield, IL 62702

From: Matt Chapman - Free Our Info, NFP

That's correct - thank you!

From: Illinois Department of Revenue

Mr. Chapman,

Attached is a spreadsheet of the current list of active Reciprocal Agreements on Exchange of Information pursuant to the Illinois Retailers' Occupation Tax Act, the Service Occupation Tax Act, the Use Tax Act, and the Service Use Tax Act (the "Tax Acts"), in response to your Freedom of Information request received in our office on May 30, 2018.

The spreadsheet contains the local government name (municipality or county), date the agreement was received, and the date the fully executed agreement was acknowledged by the Department. There are two agreements on the list that do not have an acknowledgement date, as they are still being reviewed by Department staff.

There are 371 agreements on the list. Due to the number of agreements, and the fact that the only information that differs from these agreements beyond what has been provided in the spreadsheet are the signatures, the Department has determined it would be unduly burdensome on its operations pursuant to FOIA section 3(g) (5 ILCS 140/3(g)) to scan, review, and redact copies of the signed agreements. Signatures are private information exempt from disclosure as defined in section 2(c-5) of FOIA (5 ILCS 104/2(c-5)), and are redacted from records provided under FOIA pursuant to section 7(1)(b) (5 ILCS 140/7(1)(b)).

The Department invites you to narrow your request to a specific municipality's or county's agreement, which we would provide with the redaction of private information (i.e. signatures). To the extent that you do not wish to narrow your request, we hope that this spreadsheet will satisfy your request.

To the extent you consider this response to be a denial of your FOIA request, you have the right to submit a request for review by the Public Access Counselor (the "PAC") in the Office of the Illinois Attorney General to:

Public Access Counselor

Office of the Attorney General

500 S. 2nd St.

Springfield, IL 62706

Fax: 217-782-1396

E-mail: publicaccess@atg.state.il.us<mailto:publicaccess@atg.state.il.us>

If you choose to submit a request for review to the PAC, you must do so within 60 days after the date of this letter. Your request for review must be in writing, signed by you, and include a copy of your FOIA request and this response. 5 ILCS 140/9.5(a). You also have the right to seek judicial review of this response. See 5 ILCS 140/11(a),(b).

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Abbie Rennolds
Freedom of Information Officer
Illinois Department of Revenue
101 W. Jefferson St. MC 6-595
Springfield, IL 62702

From: Matt Chapman - Free Our Info, NFP

Thank you for this info -

WRT narrowing, would it be possible to just include the municipality or county's department that signed each reciprocal agreement? I am interested in knowing the department name of those that signed, which would not include a signature.

If that would be considered unduly burdensome, then please reduce the scope down to signed documents at the county level for Cook County. Following the same reasoning, if county level is unduly burdensome, then please reduce the scope to Chicago.

Thank you,
Matt Chapman

From: Illinois Department of Revenue

Mr. Chapman,

The reciprocal agreements are required to be signed by the chief executive officer of the county or municipality.

The City of Chicago does not have a current reciprocal agreement on file.

A redacted copy of the Cook County reciprocal agreement is attached. Signatures have been redacted as private information pursuant to 5 ILCS 140/7(1)(b). The agreement was signed by Toni Preckwinkle, Chief Executive of Cook County.

To the extent you consider this response to be a denial of your FOIA request, you have the right to submit a request for review by the Public Access Counselor (the "PAC") in the Office of the Illinois Attorney General to:

Public Access Counselor

Office of the Attorney General

500 S. 2nd St.

Springfield, IL 62706

Fax: 217-782-1396

E-mail: publicaccess@atg.state.il.us<mailto:publicaccess@atg.state.il.us>

If you choose to submit a request for review to the PAC, you must do so within 60 days after the date of this letter. Your request for review must be in writing, signed by you, and include a copy of your FOIA request and this response (5 ILCS 140/9.5(a)). You also have the right to seek judicial review of this response (See 5 ILCS 140/11(a),(b)).

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Abbie Rennolds
Freedom of Information Officer
Illinois Department of Revenue
101 W. Jefferson St. MC 6-595
Springfield, IL 62702

From: Matt Chapman - Free Our Info, NFP

Thank you!

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