The Illinois Venture Capital Association urges you to contact your state legislators and ask them to oppose two bills being considered in the Illinois General Assembly.
House Bill 3393 and Senate Bill 1719 propose a 20% “privilege tax” on partnerships and S corporations engaged in the business of conducting investment management services.
The Chicago Teachers Union and their legislative allies contend the state should find revenue to address its fiscal challenges and instill more “fairness” in the tax code by taxing the capital gains income of investment managers including partners of private equity firms. Similar efforts are underway in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Massachusetts.
As amended by House Committee Amendment #1, HB 3393:
(c-5) Surcharge. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary and in addition to any other tax imposed under this Act, a privilege tax is imposed on partnerships, including investment partnerships, and S corporations engaged in the business of conducting investment management services at the rate of 20% of the fees earned from the investment strategy of the investment manager and not from the investment itself; the privilege tax shall be imposed. HCA #1 to HB 3393 also established an effective date of July 1, 2017.
SB 1719 is effective immediately, but only if the states of Connecticut, New Jersey and New York enact identical measures.
HB 3393 has cleared the House Revenue and Finance Committee on a party-line vote of 7-4 and could be heard in the full House in the near future. The bill at this moment has 20 members of the House Democratic Caucus as cosponsors.
SB 1719 has been assigned to the Senate Revenue Committee but as of this writing the timing for a possible hearing had not been determined.
For any questions please call IVCA Legislative Liaison Dave Stricklin at 312-771-2562.
You can find out who your representative and senator are, and their contact information at: http://www.elections.il.gov/districtlocator/addressfinder.aspx You can also file a “witness slip” in opposition to the Senate bill. To do so perform the following steps: 1- Go to http://my.ilga.gov/2- On the left panel find: Senate 3- Click Senate Committee Hearings 4- Find the 3/29 hearing posting for Revenue 5- Click on the icon to the right for “hearing details” 6- On the next page you will see the list of all the bills to be heard in that committee 7- Under witness slips, select the far right icon to write your own witness slip 8- The slip will be an “opponent” and “in record of appearance only”
Senator Ira Silverstein- co-sponsor of SB1719 Springfield office phone: (217) 782-5500 District Office: Chicago Co-sponsors of HB3393 Rep Sonya Harper Springfield office phone: 217 782-5971 District office phone: 773-925-6580 District office: Chicago Rep Theresa Mah Springfield office phone: 217- 782-2855 District office phone: 872-281-5775 District office: Chicago
Rep Litesa Wallace Springfield office phone: 217- 782- 3167 District office phone: 815-987-7433 District office: Rockford
Rep Silvana Tabares Springfield office phone: 217-782-7752 District office phone: 773-522-1315 District office: Chicago
Rep Will Davis Springfield office phone: 217-782-8197 District office phone: 708-700-7300 District office: East Hazel Crest
Rep Lisa Hernandez Springfield office phone: 217-782-8173 District office phone: 708-222-5240 District office: Cicero
Rep Andre Thapedi Springfield office phone: 217-782-1702 District office phone: 773-581-9250 District office: Chicago
Rep LaShawn Ford Springfield office phone: 217-782-5962 District office phone: 773-378-5902 District office: Chicago
Rep Carol Ammons Springfield office phone: 217-558-1009 District office phone: 217-531-1660 District office: Champaign
Rep Marcus Evans Springfield office phone: 217-782-8272 District office phone: 773-782-8492 District office: Chicago
Rep Robert Rita Springfield office phone: 217-558-1000 District office phone: 708-396-2822 District office: Blue Island
Rep Michael Halpin Springfield office phone: 217-782-5970 District office phone: 309-557-3612 District office: Rock Island
Rep Christian Mitchell Springfield office phone: 217-782-2023 District office phone: 773-924-1755 District office: Chicago
Rep Will Guzzardi Springfield office phone: 217-558-1032 District office phone:773-227-9720 District office: Chicago
Rep Justin Slaughter Springfield office phone: 217-782-0010 District office phone: 773-445-9700 District office: Chicago
Rep Art Turner Springfield office phone: 217-782-8116 District office phone: 773-277-4700 District office: Chicago
Rep Jaime Andrade Springfield office phone: 217-782-8117 District office phone: 773-267-2880 District office: Chicago
Rep Kelly Cassidy Springfield office phone: 217-782-8088 District office phone: 773-784-2022 District office: Chicago