Department of Revenue

The mission of the Department of Revenue is to maximize collections of revenues for the state of Illinois and effectively regulate the manufacture, distribution and sale of alcoholic beverages, all in a manner that promotes fair and consistent enforcement of state laws. The primary responsibility of the Department of Revenue is to serve as the tax collection agency for state government and for some taxes for local governments. The department also oversees local property tax assessments, and functions as the funding agent for the Illinois Housing Development Authority.

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The Department of Revenue’s ALJs hear many different types of cases arising out of tax disputes. Rules and regulations governing the hearing process at the Department of Revenue can be found at: