Clarifying Taxability of Shipping and Handling Charges

After years without updated support and hundreds of False Claim Act cases filed by a third party law firm against businesses, the Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) promulgated rules providing clarity on when delivery charges are considered taxable under the State’s sales tax. Not only does it provide a plan for businesses, but it has alleviated the legal case backlog with the Attorney General by dismissing over 200 pending cases.