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    (35 ILCS 505/1) (from Ch. 120, par. 417)
    Sec. 1. For the purposes of this Act the terms set out in Sections 1.1 through 1.21 have the meanings ascribed to them in those Sections.
(Source: P.A. 86‑16; 86‑1028.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.1) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.1)
    Sec. 1.1. "Motor Fuel" means all volatile and inflammable liquids produced, blended or compounded for the purpose of, or which are suitable or practicable for, operating motor vehicles. Among other things, "Motor Fuel" includes "Special Fuel" as defined in Section 1.13 of this Act.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 1557.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.2)(from Ch. 120, par. 417.2)
    Sec. 1.2. Distributor. "Distributor" means a person who either (i) produces, refines, blends, compounds or manufactures motor fuel in this State, or (ii) transports motor fuel into this State, or (iii) exports motor fuel out of this State, or (iv) engages in the distribution of motor fuel primarily by tank car or tank truck, or both, and who operates an Illinois bulk plant where he or she has active bulk storage capacity of not less than 30,000 gallons for gasoline as defined in item (A) of Section 5 of this Law.
    "Distributor" does not, however, include a person who receives or transports into this State and sells or uses motor fuel under such circumstances as preclude the collection of the tax herein imposed, by reason of the provisions of the constitution and statutes of the United States. However, a person operating a motor vehicle into the State, may transport motor fuel in the ordinary fuel tank attached to the motor vehicle for the operation of the motor vehicle, without being considered a distributor. Any railroad registered under Section 18c‑7201 of the Illinois Vehicle Code may deliver special fuel directly into the fuel supply tank of a locomotive owned, operated, or controlled by any other railroad registered under Section 18c‑7201 of the Illinois Vehicle Code without being considered a distributor or supplier.
(Source: P.A. 96‑1384, eff. 7‑29‑10.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.3) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.3)
    Sec. 1.3.
    "Motor Vehicles" means motor vehicles as defined by The Illinois Vehicle Code and watercraft propelled by an internal combustion engine.
(Source: P. A. 77‑1079.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.4) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.4)
    Sec. 1.4. "Municipality" means city, village or incorporated town.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 3653.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.5) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.5)
    Sec. 1.5. "Blending" means the mixing together by any process whatsoever, of any one or more products with other products, and regardless of the original character of the products so blended, provided the resultant product so obtained is suitable or practicable for use as a motor fuel, except such blending as may occur in the process known as refining by the original refiner of crude petroleum, and except, also, the blending of products known as lubricating oil in the production of lubricating oils and greases and except, also, the dyeing of special fuel as required by Section 4d of this Law.
(Source: P.A. 91‑173, eff. 1‑1‑00.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.6) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.6)
    Sec. 1.6. "Blender" means any person who engages in the practice of blending as herein defined.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 3653.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.7) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.7)
    Sec. 1.7. "Department" means the Department of Revenue of the State of Illinois.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 3653.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.8) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.8)
    Sec. 1.8. "Gallon" means, in addition to its ordinary meaning, its equivalent in a capacity of measurement of substance in a gaseous state.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 3653.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.9) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.9)
    Sec. 1.9. "Sale" means, in addition to its ordinary meaning, any exchange, gift or other disposition. In every case where motor fuel is exchanged, given or otherwise disposed of, it shall be deemed to have been sold.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 3653.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.10) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.10)
    Sec. 1.10. "Distribute" means, in addition to its ordinary meaning, any disposition of possession whether by bailment, consignment or other manner or means whereby physical control or possession is relinquished.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 3653.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.11) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.11)
    Sec. 1.11. "Person" means any natural individual, firm, trust, estate, partnership, association, joint stock company, joint adventure, corporation, limited liability company, or a receiver, trustee, guardian, or other representative appointed by order of any court, or any city, town, county or other political subdivision in this State. Whenever used in any Section of this Act prescribing and imposing a fine or imprisonment or both, the term "person" as applied to partnerships and associations shall mean the partners or members thereof, as applied to limited liability companies the term "person" means managers, members, agents, or employees of the limited liability company, and as applied to corporations the term "person" shall mean the officers, agents, or employees thereof who are responsible for any violation of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 88‑480.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.12) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.12)
    Sec. 1.12. "Received" shall be given its usual meaning including:
    A. Motor fuel produced, refined, prepared, distilled, manufactured or compounded at any refinery or other place in this State by any person, shall be deemed to be "received" by such person thereat when the same shall have been loaded (1) at such refinery or other place into tank cars, ships, barges, tank trucks, tank wagons or other types of transportation equipment, containers or facilities or (2) placed in any tank or other container from which any sales, use or deliveries are made directly, but not before.
    B. Motor fuel imported into this State from any other state, territory or foreign country by vessel, and delivered in such vessel to any person, at a marine terminal in this State for storage, or imported by pipe line and delivered to any person by such pipe line or a connecting pipe line at a pipe line terminal or pipe line tank farm in this State for storage, shall be deemed to have been "received" by such person thereat when the same shall have been loaded (1) into tank cars, ships or barges, tank trucks, tank wagons or other types of transportation equipment, containers or facilities at such marine or pipe line terminal or tank farm or (2) placed in any tank or other container from which any sales, use or deliveries are made directly, but not before.
    C. Motor fuel imported into this State from any other state, territory or foreign country, other than by vessel for storage at refineries or marine terminals, as hereinbefore set forth, or by pipe line for storage at pipe line terminals or pipe line tank farms as hereinbefore set forth, shall be deemed to be "received" in this State at the time and place after the same shall have come to rest or storage herein whether or not in the original package, receptacle or container.
    D. Motor fuel imported into this State from any other state, territory or foreign country, other than by vessel for storage at refineries or marine terminals as hereinbefore set forth, or by pipe line for storage at pipe line terminals or pipe line tank farms as hereinbefore set forth, shall be deemed to be "received" in this State by any person consuming or using in this State any motor fuel so imported, who shall have purchased or otherwise acquired the same before it shall have been received by any other person in this State as hereinbefore set forth.
(Source: P.A. 87‑149.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.13) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.13)
    Sec. 1.13. "Special Fuel" means all volatile and inflammable liquids capable of being used for the generation of power in an internal combustion engine except that it does not include gasoline as defined in Section 5, example (A), of this Act, or combustible gases as defined in Section 5, example (B), of this Act. "Special Fuel" includes diesel fuel as defined in paragraph (b) of Section 2 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 83‑1362.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.13A) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.13A)
    Sec. 1.13A. "1‑K Kerosene" means a special low‑sulfur grade kerosene suitable for use in non‑flue connected kerosene burner appliances, and in wick‑fed illuminate lamps which has a maximum limit of .04% sulfur mass, and a freezing point of ‑22 Fahrenheit, and has a minimum saybolt color of +16. For purposes of this Law, 1‑K Kerosene includes 1‑K Kerosene that has been dyed in accordance with Section 4d of this Law.
(Source: P.A. 91‑173, eff. 1‑1‑00.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.13B)
    Sec. 1.13B. "Dyed diesel fuel" means special fuel, as defined in Section 1.13 of this Law, dyed in accordance with Section 4d of this Law.
(Source: P.A. 91‑173, eff. 1‑1‑00.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.14)(from Ch. 120, par. 417.14)
    Sec. 1.14. Supplier. "Supplier" means any person other than a licensed distributor who (i) transports special fuel into this State; (ii) exports special fuel out of this State; or (iii) engages in the distribution of special fuel primarily by tank car or tank truck, or both, and who operates an Illinois bulk plant where he has active bulk storage capacity of not less than 30,000 gallons for special fuel as defined in Section 1.13 of this Law.
    "Supplier" does not, however, include a person who receives or transports into this State and sells or uses special fuel under such circumstances as preclude the collection of the tax herein imposed, by reason of the provisions of the Constitution and laws of the United States. However, a person operating a motor vehicle into the State, may transport special fuel in the ordinary fuel tank attached to the motor vehicle for the operation of the motor vehicle without being considered a supplier. Any railroad licensed as a bulk user and registered under Section 18c‑7201 of the Illinois Vehicle Code may deliver special fuel directly into the fuel supply tank of a locomotive owned, operated, or controlled by any other railroad registered under Section 18c‑7201 of the Illinois Vehicle Code without being considered a supplier.
(Source: P.A. 96‑1384, eff. 7‑29‑10.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.15) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.15)
    Sec. 1.15. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 87‑879. Repealed by P.A. 91‑173, eff. 1‑1‑00.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.16)(from Ch. 120, par. 417.16)
    Sec. 1.16. "Commercial motor vehicle" means a motor vehicle used, designed, or maintained for the transportation of persons or property and either having 2 axles and a gross vehicle weight or registered gross vehicle weight exceeding 26,000 pounds or 11,793 kilograms, or having 3 or more axles regardless of weight, or that is used in combination, when the weight of the combination exceeds 26,000 pounds or 11,793 kilograms gross vehicle weight or registered gross vehicle weight, except for motor vehicles operated by this State or the United States, recreational vehicles, school buses, and commercial motor vehicles operated solely within this State for which all motor fuel is purchased within this State. Vehicles that are exempted from registration, but are required to be registered for operations in other jurisdictions may apply for a motor fuel use tax license and decal under the provisions of the International Fuel Tax Agreement referenced in Section 14a of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 94‑1074, eff. 12‑26‑06.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.17) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.17)
    Sec. 1.17. "Motor carrier" means any person who operates or causes to be operated any commercial motor vehicle on any highway within this State.
(Source: P.A. 80‑515.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.18) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.18)
    Sec. 1.18. "Proof gallon" means one gallon of 100 proof alcohol. For example: One gallon of 200 proof alcohol is two proof gallons. For the purpose of this definition "proof" is a term used to describe the strength of an ethyl alcohol solution and is a number that is double that of the percent alcohol in the solution. For example: "100 proof" means 50 percent alcohol.
(Source: P.A. 82‑152.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.19) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.19)
    Sec. 1.19. "Fuel" means all liquids defined as "Motor Fuel" in Section 1.1 of this Act and aviation fuels and kerosene, but excluding liquified petroleum gases.
(Source: P.A. 86‑125.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.20) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.20)
    Sec. 1.20. "Receiver" means a person who either produces, refines, blends, compounds or manufactures fuel in this State, or transports fuel into this State or receives fuel transported to him from without the State or exports fuel out of this State, or who is engaged in distribution of fuel primarily by tank car or tank truck, or both, and who operates an Illinois bulk plant where he has active fuel bulk storage capacity of not less than 30,000 gallons.
(Source: P.A. 86‑125; 86‑958.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.21) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.21)
    Sec. 1.21. "Reseller" means any person, other than a retailer, who purchases motor fuel for resale to a person, and on which tax has been paid.
(Source: P.A. 86‑16; 86‑1028.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.22)
    Sec. 1.22. "Jurisdiction" means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, a state of the United Mexican States, or a province or Territory of Canada.
(Source: P.A. 96‑1384, eff. 7‑29‑10.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.23)
    Sec. 1.23. "Terminal rack" means a mechanism for dispensing motor fuel or fuel from a refinery, terminal, or bulk plant into a transport truck, railroad tank car, or other means of transportation.
(Source: P.A. 91‑173, eff. 1‑1‑00.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.24)
    Sec. 1.24. "Premises" means any location where original records are kept; where tank cars, ships, barges, tank trucks, tank wagons, or other types of transportation equipment are used to distribute fuel or motor fuel; or where containers, storage tanks, or other facilities are used to store or distribute fuel or motor fuel.
(Source: P.A. 91‑173, eff. 1‑1‑00.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.25)
    Sec. 1.25. "Kerosene‑type jet fuel" means any jet fuel as described in ASTM specification D 1655 and military specifications MIL‑T‑5624R and MIL‑T‑83133D (Grades JP‑5 and JP‑8).
(Source: P.A. 91‑173, eff. 1‑1‑00.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.26)
    Sec. 1.26. "Designated inspection site" means any State highway inspection station, weigh station, agricultural inspection station, mobile station, or other location designated by the Department to be used as a fuel inspection site. A designated inspection site will be identified as a fuel inspection site.
(Source: P.A. 91‑173, eff. 1‑1‑00.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.27)
    Sec. 1.27. "Power take‑off equipment" means any accessory that is mounted onto or designed as an integral part of a transmission of a motor vehicle that is registered for highway purposes whereby the accessory allows power to be transferred outside the transmission to a shaft or driveline and the power is used for a purpose other than propelling the motor vehicle.
(Source: P.A. 92‑30, eff. 7‑1‑01.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.28)
    Sec. 1.28. "Semitrailer" means every vehicle without motive power, other than a pole trailer, designed for carrying persons or property and for being drawn by a motor vehicle and so constructed that some part of its weight and that of its load rests upon or is carried by another vehicle.
(Source: P.A. 92‑30, eff. 7‑1‑01.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.29)
    Sec. 1.29. "Research and development" means basic and applied research in the engineering, designing, development, or testing of prototypes or new products. "Research and development" does not include manufacturing quality control, any product testing by consumers, market research, sales promotion, sales service, or other non‑technological activities or technical services.
(Source: P.A. 92‑30, eff. 7‑1‑01.)

    (35 ILCS 505/2)(from Ch. 120, par. 418)
    Sec. 2. A tax is imposed on the privilege of operating motor vehicles upon the public highways and recreational‑type watercraft upon the waters of this State.
    (a) Prior to August 1, 1989, the tax is imposed at the rate of 13 cents per gallon on all motor fuel used in motor vehicles operating on the public highways and recreational type watercraft operating upon the waters of this State. Beginning on August 1, 1989 and until January 1, 1990, the rate of the tax imposed in this paragraph shall be 16 cents per gallon. Beginning January 1, 1990, the rate of tax imposed in this paragraph shall be 19 cents per gallon.
    (b) The tax on the privilege of operating motor vehicles which use diesel fuel shall be the rate according to paragraph (a) plus an additional 2 1/2 cents per gallon. "Diesel fuel" is defined as any product intended for use or offered for sale as a fuel for engines in which the fuel is injected into the combustion chamber and ignited by pressure without electric spark.
    (c) A tax is imposed upon the privilege of engaging in the business of selling motor fuel as a retailer or reseller on all motor fuel used in motor vehicles operating on the public highways and recreational type watercraft operating upon the waters of this State: (1) at the rate of 3 cents per gallon on motor fuel owned or possessed by such retailer or reseller at 12:01 a.m. on August 1, 1989; and (2) at the rate of 3 cents per gallon on motor fuel owned or possessed by such retailer or reseller at 12:01 A.M. on January 1, 1990.
    Retailers and resellers who are subject to this additional tax shall be required to inventory such motor fuel and pay this additional tax in a manner prescribed by the Department of Revenue.
    The tax imposed in this paragraph (c) shall be in addition to all other taxes imposed by the State of Illinois or any unit of local government in this State.
    (d) Except as provided in Section 2a, the collection of a tax based on gallonage of gasoline used for the propulsion of any aircraft is prohibited on and after October 1, 1979.
    (e) The collection of a tax, based on gallonage of all products commonly or commercially known or sold as 1‑K kerosene, regardless of its classification or uses, is prohibited (i) on and after July 1, 1992 until December 31, 1999, except when the 1‑K kerosene is either: (1) delivered into bulk storage facilities of a bulk user, or (2) delivered directly into the fuel supply tanks of motor vehicles and (ii) on and after January 1, 2000. Beginning on January 1, 2000, the collection of a tax, based on gallonage of all products commonly or commercially known or sold as 1‑K kerosene, regardless of its classification or uses, is prohibited except when the 1‑K kerosene is delivered directly into a storage tank that is located at a facility that has withdrawal facilities that are readily accessible to and are capable of dispensing 1‑K kerosene into the fuel supply tanks of motor vehicles. For purposes of this subsection (e), a facility is considered to have withdrawal facilities that are not "readily accessible to and capable of dispensing 1‑K kerosene into the fuel supply tanks of motor vehicles" only if the 1‑K kerosene is delivered from: (i) a dispenser hose that is short enough so that it will not reach the fuel supply tank of a motor vehicle or (ii) a dispenser that is enclosed by a fence or other physical barrier so that a vehicle cannot pull alongside the dispenser to permit fueling.
    Any person who sells or uses 1‑K kerosene for use in motor vehicles upon which the tax imposed by this Law has not been paid shall be liable for any tax due on the sales or use of 1‑K kerosene.
(Source: P.A. 96‑1384, eff. 7‑29‑10.)

    (35 ILCS 505/2a)(from Ch. 120, par. 418a)
    Sec. 2a. Except as hereinafter provided, on and after January 1, 1990 and before January 1, 2025, a tax of three‑tenths of a cent per gallon is imposed upon the privilege of being a receiver in this State of fuel for sale or use.
    The tax shall be paid by the receiver in this State who first sells or uses fuel. In the case of a sale, the tax shall be stated as a separate item on the invoice.
    For the purpose of the tax imposed by this Section, being a receiver of "motor fuel" as defined by Section 1.1 of this Act, and aviation fuels, home heating oil and kerosene, but excluding liquified petroleum gases, is subject to tax without regard to whether the fuel is intended to be used for operation of motor vehicles on the public highways and waters. However, no such tax shall be imposed upon the importation or receipt of aviation fuels and kerosene at airports with over 300,000 operations per year, for years prior to 1991, and over 170,000 operations per year beginning in 1991, located in a city of more than 1,000,000 inhabitants for sale to or use by holders of certificates of public convenience and necessity or foreign air carrier permits, issued by the United States Department of Transportation, and their air carrier affiliates, or upon the importation or receipt of aviation fuels and kerosene at facilities owned or leased by those certificate or permit holders and used in their activities at an airport described above. In addition, no such tax shall be imposed upon the importation or receipt of diesel fuel sold to or used by a rail carrier registered pursuant to Section 18c‑7201 of the Illinois Vehicle Code or otherwise recognized by the Illinois Commerce Commission as a rail carrier, to the extent used directly in railroad operations. In addition, no such tax shall be imposed when the sale is made with delivery to a purchaser outside this State or when the sale is made to a person holding a valid license as a receiver. In addition, no tax shall be imposed upon diesel fuel consumed or used in the operation of ships, barges, or vessels, that are used primarily in or for the transportation of property in interstate commerce for hire on rivers bordering on this State, if the diesel fuel is delivered by a licensed receiver to the purchaser's barge, ship, or vessel while it is afloat upon that bordering river. A specific notation thereof shall be made on the invoices or sales slips covering each sale.
(Source: P.A. 96‑161, eff. 8‑10‑09.)

    (35 ILCS 505/2b) (from Ch. 120, par. 418b)
    Sec. 2b. In addition to the tax collection and reporting responsibilities imposed elsewhere in this Act, a person who is required to pay the tax imposed by Section 2a of this Act shall pay the tax to the Department by return showing all fuel purchased, acquired or received and sold, distributed or used during the preceding calendar month including losses of fuel as the result of evaporation or shrinkage due to temperature variations, and such other reasonable information as the Department may require. Losses of fuel as the result of evaporation or shrinkage due to temperature variations may not exceed 1% of the total gallons in storage at the beginning of the month, plus the receipts of gallonage during the month, minus the gallonage remaining in storage at the end of the month. Any loss reported that is in excess of this amount shall be subject to the tax imposed by Section 2a of this Law. On and after July 1, 2001, for each 6‑month period January through June, net losses of fuel (for each category of fuel that is required to be reported on a return) as the result of evaporation or shrinkage due to temperature variations may not exceed 1% of the total gallons in storage at the beginning of each January, plus the receipts of gallonage each January through June, minus the gallonage remaining in storage at the end of each June. On and after July 1, 2001, for each 6‑month period July through December, net losses of fuel (for each category of fuel that is required to be reported on a return) as the result of evaporation or shrinkage due to temperature variations may not exceed 1% of the total gallons in storage at the beginning of each July, plus the receipts of gallonage each July through December, minus the gallonage remaining in storage at the end of each December. Any net loss reported that is in excess of this amount shall be subject to the tax imposed by Section 2a of this Law. For purposes of this Section, "net loss" means the number of gallons gained through temperature variations minus the number of gallons lost through temperature variations or evaporation for each of the respective 6‑month periods.
    The return shall be prescribed by the Department and shall be filed between the 1st and 20th days of each calendar month. The Department may, in its discretion, combine the returns filed under this Section, Section 5, and Section 5a of this Act. The return must be accompanied by appropriate computer‑generated magnetic media supporting schedule data in the format required by the Department, unless, as provided by rule, the Department grants an exception upon petition of a taxpayer. If the return is filed timely, the seller shall take a discount of 2% through June 30, 2003 and 1.75% thereafter which is allowed to reimburse the seller for the expenses incurred in keeping records, preparing and filing returns, collecting and remitting the tax and supplying data to the Department on request. The discount, however, shall be applicable only to the amount of payment which accompanies a return that is f

State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > Illinois > Chapter35 > 610

    (35 ILCS 505/1) (from Ch. 120, par. 417)
    Sec. 1. For the purposes of this Act the terms set out in Sections 1.1 through 1.21 have the meanings ascribed to them in those Sections.
(Source: P.A. 86‑16; 86‑1028.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.1) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.1)
    Sec. 1.1. "Motor Fuel" means all volatile and inflammable liquids produced, blended or compounded for the purpose of, or which are suitable or practicable for, operating motor vehicles. Among other things, "Motor Fuel" includes "Special Fuel" as defined in Section 1.13 of this Act.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 1557.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.2)(from Ch. 120, par. 417.2)
    Sec. 1.2. Distributor. "Distributor" means a person who either (i) produces, refines, blends, compounds or manufactures motor fuel in this State, or (ii) transports motor fuel into this State, or (iii) exports motor fuel out of this State, or (iv) engages in the distribution of motor fuel primarily by tank car or tank truck, or both, and who operates an Illinois bulk plant where he or she has active bulk storage capacity of not less than 30,000 gallons for gasoline as defined in item (A) of Section 5 of this Law.
    "Distributor" does not, however, include a person who receives or transports into this State and sells or uses motor fuel under such circumstances as preclude the collection of the tax herein imposed, by reason of the provisions of the constitution and statutes of the United States. However, a person operating a motor vehicle into the State, may transport motor fuel in the ordinary fuel tank attached to the motor vehicle for the operation of the motor vehicle, without being considered a distributor. Any railroad registered under Section 18c‑7201 of the Illinois Vehicle Code may deliver special fuel directly into the fuel supply tank of a locomotive owned, operated, or controlled by any other railroad registered under Section 18c‑7201 of the Illinois Vehicle Code without being considered a distributor or supplier.
(Source: P.A. 96‑1384, eff. 7‑29‑10.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.3) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.3)
    Sec. 1.3.
    "Motor Vehicles" means motor vehicles as defined by The Illinois Vehicle Code and watercraft propelled by an internal combustion engine.
(Source: P. A. 77‑1079.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.4) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.4)
    Sec. 1.4. "Municipality" means city, village or incorporated town.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 3653.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.5) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.5)
    Sec. 1.5. "Blending" means the mixing together by any process whatsoever, of any one or more products with other products, and regardless of the original character of the products so blended, provided the resultant product so obtained is suitable or practicable for use as a motor fuel, except such blending as may occur in the process known as refining by the original refiner of crude petroleum, and except, also, the blending of products known as lubricating oil in the production of lubricating oils and greases and except, also, the dyeing of special fuel as required by Section 4d of this Law.
(Source: P.A. 91‑173, eff. 1‑1‑00.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.6) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.6)
    Sec. 1.6. "Blender" means any person who engages in the practice of blending as herein defined.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 3653.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.7) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.7)
    Sec. 1.7. "Department" means the Department of Revenue of the State of Illinois.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 3653.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.8) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.8)
    Sec. 1.8. "Gallon" means, in addition to its ordinary meaning, its equivalent in a capacity of measurement of substance in a gaseous state.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 3653.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.9) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.9)
    Sec. 1.9. "Sale" means, in addition to its ordinary meaning, any exchange, gift or other disposition. In every case where motor fuel is exchanged, given or otherwise disposed of, it shall be deemed to have been sold.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 3653.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.10) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.10)
    Sec. 1.10. "Distribute" means, in addition to its ordinary meaning, any disposition of possession whether by bailment, consignment or other manner or means whereby physical control or possession is relinquished.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 3653.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.11) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.11)
    Sec. 1.11. "Person" means any natural individual, firm, trust, estate, partnership, association, joint stock company, joint adventure, corporation, limited liability company, or a receiver, trustee, guardian, or other representative appointed by order of any court, or any city, town, county or other political subdivision in this State. Whenever used in any Section of this Act prescribing and imposing a fine or imprisonment or both, the term "person" as applied to partnerships and associations shall mean the partners or members thereof, as applied to limited liability companies the term "person" means managers, members, agents, or employees of the limited liability company, and as applied to corporations the term "person" shall mean the officers, agents, or employees thereof who are responsible for any violation of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 88‑480.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.12) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.12)
    Sec. 1.12. "Received" shall be given its usual meaning including:
    A. Motor fuel produced, refined, prepared, distilled, manufactured or compounded at any refinery or other place in this State by any person, shall be deemed to be "received" by such person thereat when the same shall have been loaded (1) at such refinery or other place into tank cars, ships, barges, tank trucks, tank wagons or other types of transportation equipment, containers or facilities or (2) placed in any tank or other container from which any sales, use or deliveries are made directly, but not before.
    B. Motor fuel imported into this State from any other state, territory or foreign country by vessel, and delivered in such vessel to any person, at a marine terminal in this State for storage, or imported by pipe line and delivered to any person by such pipe line or a connecting pipe line at a pipe line terminal or pipe line tank farm in this State for storage, shall be deemed to have been "received" by such person thereat when the same shall have been loaded (1) into tank cars, ships or barges, tank trucks, tank wagons or other types of transportation equipment, containers or facilities at such marine or pipe line terminal or tank farm or (2) placed in any tank or other container from which any sales, use or deliveries are made directly, but not before.
    C. Motor fuel imported into this State from any other state, territory or foreign country, other than by vessel for storage at refineries or marine terminals, as hereinbefore set forth, or by pipe line for storage at pipe line terminals or pipe line tank farms as hereinbefore set forth, shall be deemed to be "received" in this State at the time and place after the same shall have come to rest or storage herein whether or not in the original package, receptacle or container.
    D. Motor fuel imported into this State from any other state, territory or foreign country, other than by vessel for storage at refineries or marine terminals as hereinbefore set forth, or by pipe line for storage at pipe line terminals or pipe line tank farms as hereinbefore set forth, shall be deemed to be "received" in this State by any person consuming or using in this State any motor fuel so imported, who shall have purchased or otherwise acquired the same before it shall have been received by any other person in this State as hereinbefore set forth.
(Source: P.A. 87‑149.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.13) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.13)
    Sec. 1.13. "Special Fuel" means all volatile and inflammable liquids capable of being used for the generation of power in an internal combustion engine except that it does not include gasoline as defined in Section 5, example (A), of this Act, or combustible gases as defined in Section 5, example (B), of this Act. "Special Fuel" includes diesel fuel as defined in paragraph (b) of Section 2 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 83‑1362.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.13A) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.13A)
    Sec. 1.13A. "1‑K Kerosene" means a special low‑sulfur grade kerosene suitable for use in non‑flue connected kerosene burner appliances, and in wick‑fed illuminate lamps which has a maximum limit of .04% sulfur mass, and a freezing point of ‑22 Fahrenheit, and has a minimum saybolt color of +16. For purposes of this Law, 1‑K Kerosene includes 1‑K Kerosene that has been dyed in accordance with Section 4d of this Law.
(Source: P.A. 91‑173, eff. 1‑1‑00.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.13B)
    Sec. 1.13B. "Dyed diesel fuel" means special fuel, as defined in Section 1.13 of this Law, dyed in accordance with Section 4d of this Law.
(Source: P.A. 91‑173, eff. 1‑1‑00.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.14)(from Ch. 120, par. 417.14)
    Sec. 1.14. Supplier. "Supplier" means any person other than a licensed distributor who (i) transports special fuel into this State; (ii) exports special fuel out of this State; or (iii) engages in the distribution of special fuel primarily by tank car or tank truck, or both, and who operates an Illinois bulk plant where he has active bulk storage capacity of not less than 30,000 gallons for special fuel as defined in Section 1.13 of this Law.
    "Supplier" does not, however, include a person who receives or transports into this State and sells or uses special fuel under such circumstances as preclude the collection of the tax herein imposed, by reason of the provisions of the Constitution and laws of the United States. However, a person operating a motor vehicle into the State, may transport special fuel in the ordinary fuel tank attached to the motor vehicle for the operation of the motor vehicle without being considered a supplier. Any railroad licensed as a bulk user and registered under Section 18c‑7201 of the Illinois Vehicle Code may deliver special fuel directly into the fuel supply tank of a locomotive owned, operated, or controlled by any other railroad registered under Section 18c‑7201 of the Illinois Vehicle Code without being considered a supplier.
(Source: P.A. 96‑1384, eff. 7‑29‑10.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.15) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.15)
    Sec. 1.15. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 87‑879. Repealed by P.A. 91‑173, eff. 1‑1‑00.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.16)(from Ch. 120, par. 417.16)
    Sec. 1.16. "Commercial motor vehicle" means a motor vehicle used, designed, or maintained for the transportation of persons or property and either having 2 axles and a gross vehicle weight or registered gross vehicle weight exceeding 26,000 pounds or 11,793 kilograms, or having 3 or more axles regardless of weight, or that is used in combination, when the weight of the combination exceeds 26,000 pounds or 11,793 kilograms gross vehicle weight or registered gross vehicle weight, except for motor vehicles operated by this State or the United States, recreational vehicles, school buses, and commercial motor vehicles operated solely within this State for which all motor fuel is purchased within this State. Vehicles that are exempted from registration, but are required to be registered for operations in other jurisdictions may apply for a motor fuel use tax license and decal under the provisions of the International Fuel Tax Agreement referenced in Section 14a of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 94‑1074, eff. 12‑26‑06.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.17) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.17)
    Sec. 1.17. "Motor carrier" means any person who operates or causes to be operated any commercial motor vehicle on any highway within this State.
(Source: P.A. 80‑515.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.18) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.18)
    Sec. 1.18. "Proof gallon" means one gallon of 100 proof alcohol. For example: One gallon of 200 proof alcohol is two proof gallons. For the purpose of this definition "proof" is a term used to describe the strength of an ethyl alcohol solution and is a number that is double that of the percent alcohol in the solution. For example: "100 proof" means 50 percent alcohol.
(Source: P.A. 82‑152.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.19) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.19)
    Sec. 1.19. "Fuel" means all liquids defined as "Motor Fuel" in Section 1.1 of this Act and aviation fuels and kerosene, but excluding liquified petroleum gases.
(Source: P.A. 86‑125.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.20) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.20)
    Sec. 1.20. "Receiver" means a person who either produces, refines, blends, compounds or manufactures fuel in this State, or transports fuel into this State or receives fuel transported to him from without the State or exports fuel out of this State, or who is engaged in distribution of fuel primarily by tank car or tank truck, or both, and who operates an Illinois bulk plant where he has active fuel bulk storage capacity of not less than 30,000 gallons.
(Source: P.A. 86‑125; 86‑958.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.21) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.21)
    Sec. 1.21. "Reseller" means any person, other than a retailer, who purchases motor fuel for resale to a person, and on which tax has been paid.
(Source: P.A. 86‑16; 86‑1028.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.22)
    Sec. 1.22. "Jurisdiction" means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, a state of the United Mexican States, or a province or Territory of Canada.
(Source: P.A. 96‑1384, eff. 7‑29‑10.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.23)
    Sec. 1.23. "Terminal rack" means a mechanism for dispensing motor fuel or fuel from a refinery, terminal, or bulk plant into a transport truck, railroad tank car, or other means of transportation.
(Source: P.A. 91‑173, eff. 1‑1‑00.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.24)
    Sec. 1.24. "Premises" means any location where original records are kept; where tank cars, ships, barges, tank trucks, tank wagons, or other types of transportation equipment are used to distribute fuel or motor fuel; or where containers, storage tanks, or other facilities are used to store or distribute fuel or motor fuel.
(Source: P.A. 91‑173, eff. 1‑1‑00.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.25)
    Sec. 1.25. "Kerosene‑type jet fuel" means any jet fuel as described in ASTM specification D 1655 and military specifications MIL‑T‑5624R and MIL‑T‑83133D (Grades JP‑5 and JP‑8).
(Source: P.A. 91‑173, eff. 1‑1‑00.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.26)
    Sec. 1.26. "Designated inspection site" means any State highway inspection station, weigh station, agricultural inspection station, mobile station, or other location designated by the Department to be used as a fuel inspection site. A designated inspection site will be identified as a fuel inspection site.
(Source: P.A. 91‑173, eff. 1‑1‑00.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.27)
    Sec. 1.27. "Power take‑off equipment" means any accessory that is mounted onto or designed as an integral part of a transmission of a motor vehicle that is registered for highway purposes whereby the accessory allows power to be transferred outside the transmission to a shaft or driveline and the power is used for a purpose other than propelling the motor vehicle.
(Source: P.A. 92‑30, eff. 7‑1‑01.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.28)
    Sec. 1.28. "Semitrailer" means every vehicle without motive power, other than a pole trailer, designed for carrying persons or property and for being drawn by a motor vehicle and so constructed that some part of its weight and that of its load rests upon or is carried by another vehicle.
(Source: P.A. 92‑30, eff. 7‑1‑01.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.29)
    Sec. 1.29. "Research and development" means basic and applied research in the engineering, designing, development, or testing of prototypes or new products. "Research and development" does not include manufacturing quality control, any product testing by consumers, market research, sales promotion, sales service, or other non‑technological activities or technical services.
(Source: P.A. 92‑30, eff. 7‑1‑01.)

    (35 ILCS 505/2)(from Ch. 120, par. 418)
    Sec. 2. A tax is imposed on the privilege of operating motor vehicles upon the public highways and recreational‑type watercraft upon the waters of this State.
    (a) Prior to August 1, 1989, the tax is imposed at the rate of 13 cents per gallon on all motor fuel used in motor vehicles operating on the public highways and recreational type watercraft operating upon the waters of this State. Beginning on August 1, 1989 and until January 1, 1990, the rate of the tax imposed in this paragraph shall be 16 cents per gallon. Beginning January 1, 1990, the rate of tax imposed in this paragraph shall be 19 cents per gallon.
    (b) The tax on the privilege of operating motor vehicles which use diesel fuel shall be the rate according to paragraph (a) plus an additional 2 1/2 cents per gallon. "Diesel fuel" is defined as any product intended for use or offered for sale as a fuel for engines in which the fuel is injected into the combustion chamber and ignited by pressure without electric spark.
    (c) A tax is imposed upon the privilege of engaging in the business of selling motor fuel as a retailer or reseller on all motor fuel used in motor vehicles operating on the public highways and recreational type watercraft operating upon the waters of this State: (1) at the rate of 3 cents per gallon on motor fuel owned or possessed by such retailer or reseller at 12:01 a.m. on August 1, 1989; and (2) at the rate of 3 cents per gallon on motor fuel owned or possessed by such retailer or reseller at 12:01 A.M. on January 1, 1990.
    Retailers and resellers who are subject to this additional tax shall be required to inventory such motor fuel and pay this additional tax in a manner prescribed by the Department of Revenue.
    The tax imposed in this paragraph (c) shall be in addition to all other taxes imposed by the State of Illinois or any unit of local government in this State.
    (d) Except as provided in Section 2a, the collection of a tax based on gallonage of gasoline used for the propulsion of any aircraft is prohibited on and after October 1, 1979.
    (e) The collection of a tax, based on gallonage of all products commonly or commercially known or sold as 1‑K kerosene, regardless of its classification or uses, is prohibited (i) on and after July 1, 1992 until December 31, 1999, except when the 1‑K kerosene is either: (1) delivered into bulk storage facilities of a bulk user, or (2) delivered directly into the fuel supply tanks of motor vehicles and (ii) on and after January 1, 2000. Beginning on January 1, 2000, the collection of a tax, based on gallonage of all products commonly or commercially known or sold as 1‑K kerosene, regardless of its classification or uses, is prohibited except when the 1‑K kerosene is delivered directly into a storage tank that is located at a facility that has withdrawal facilities that are readily accessible to and are capable of dispensing 1‑K kerosene into the fuel supply tanks of motor vehicles. For purposes of this subsection (e), a facility is considered to have withdrawal facilities that are not "readily accessible to and capable of dispensing 1‑K kerosene into the fuel supply tanks of motor vehicles" only if the 1‑K kerosene is delivered from: (i) a dispenser hose that is short enough so that it will not reach the fuel supply tank of a motor vehicle or (ii) a dispenser that is enclosed by a fence or other physical barrier so that a vehicle cannot pull alongside the dispenser to permit fueling.
    Any person who sells or uses 1‑K kerosene for use in motor vehicles upon which the tax imposed by this Law has not been paid shall be liable for any tax due on the sales or use of 1‑K kerosene.
(Source: P.A. 96‑1384, eff. 7‑29‑10.)

    (35 ILCS 505/2a)(from Ch. 120, par. 418a)
    Sec. 2a. Except as hereinafter provided, on and after January 1, 1990 and before January 1, 2025, a tax of three‑tenths of a cent per gallon is imposed upon the privilege of being a receiver in this State of fuel for sale or use.
    The tax shall be paid by the receiver in this State who first sells or uses fuel. In the case of a sale, the tax shall be stated as a separate item on the invoice.
    For the purpose of the tax imposed by this Section, being a receiver of "motor fuel" as defined by Section 1.1 of this Act, and aviation fuels, home heating oil and kerosene, but excluding liquified petroleum gases, is subject to tax without regard to whether the fuel is intended to be used for operation of motor vehicles on the public highways and waters. However, no such tax shall be imposed upon the importation or receipt of aviation fuels and kerosene at airports with over 300,000 operations per year, for years prior to 1991, and over 170,000 operations per year beginning in 1991, located in a city of more than 1,000,000 inhabitants for sale to or use by holders of certificates of public convenience and necessity or foreign air carrier permits, issued by the United States Department of Transportation, and their air carrier affiliates, or upon the importation or receipt of aviation fuels and kerosene at facilities owned or leased by those certificate or permit holders and used in their activities at an airport described above. In addition, no such tax shall be imposed upon the importation or receipt of diesel fuel sold to or used by a rail carrier registered pursuant to Section 18c‑7201 of the Illinois Vehicle Code or otherwise recognized by the Illinois Commerce Commission as a rail carrier, to the extent used directly in railroad operations. In addition, no such tax shall be imposed when the sale is made with delivery to a purchaser outside this State or when the sale is made to a person holding a valid license as a receiver. In addition, no tax shall be imposed upon diesel fuel consumed or used in the operation of ships, barges, or vessels, that are used primarily in or for the transportation of property in interstate commerce for hire on rivers bordering on this State, if the diesel fuel is delivered by a licensed receiver to the purchaser's barge, ship, or vessel while it is afloat upon that bordering river. A specific notation thereof shall be made on the invoices or sales slips covering each sale.
(Source: P.A. 96‑161, eff. 8‑10‑09.)

    (35 ILCS 505/2b) (from Ch. 120, par. 418b)
    Sec. 2b. In addition to the tax collection and reporting responsibilities imposed elsewhere in this Act, a person who is required to pay the tax imposed by Section 2a of this Act shall pay the tax to the Department by return showing all fuel purchased, acquired or received and sold, distributed or used during the preceding calendar month including losses of fuel as the result of evaporation or shrinkage due to temperature variations, and such other reasonable information as the Department may require. Losses of fuel as the result of evaporation or shrinkage due to temperature variations may not exceed 1% of the total gallons in storage at the beginning of the month, plus the receipts of gallonage during the month, minus the gallonage remaining in storage at the end of the month. Any loss reported that is in excess of this amount shall be subject to the tax imposed by Section 2a of this Law. On and after July 1, 2001, for each 6‑month period January through June, net losses of fuel (for each category of fuel that is required to be reported on a return) as the result of evaporation or shrinkage due to temperature variations may not exceed 1% of the total gallons in storage at the beginning of each January, plus the receipts of gallonage each January through June, minus the gallonage remaining in storage at the end of each June. On and after July 1, 2001, for each 6‑month period July through December, net losses of fuel (for each category of fuel that is required to be reported on a return) as the result of evaporation or shrinkage due to temperature variations may not exceed 1% of the total gallons in storage at the beginning of each July, plus the receipts of gallonage each July through December, minus the gallonage remaining in storage at the end of each December. Any net loss reported that is in excess of this amount shall be subject to the tax imposed by Section 2a of this Law. For purposes of this Section, "net loss" means the number of gallons gained through temperature variations minus the number of gallons lost through temperature variations or evaporation for each of the respective 6‑month periods.
    The return shall be prescribed by the Department and shall be filed between the 1st and 20th days of each calendar month. The Department may, in its discretion, combine the returns filed under this Section, Section 5, and Section 5a of this Act. The return must be accompanied by appropriate computer‑generated magnetic media supporting schedule data in the format required by the Department, unless, as provided by rule, the Department grants an exception upon petition of a taxpayer. If the return is filed timely, the seller shall take a discount of 2% through June 30, 2003 and 1.75% thereafter which is allowed to reimburse the seller for the expenses incurred in keeping records, preparing and filing returns, collecting and remitting the tax and supplying data to the Department on request. The discount, however, shall be applicable only to the amount of payment which accompanies a return that is f

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    (35 ILCS 505/1) (from Ch. 120, par. 417)
    Sec. 1. For the purposes of this Act the terms set out in Sections 1.1 through 1.21 have the meanings ascribed to them in those Sections.
(Source: P.A. 86‑16; 86‑1028.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.1) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.1)
    Sec. 1.1. "Motor Fuel" means all volatile and inflammable liquids produced, blended or compounded for the purpose of, or which are suitable or practicable for, operating motor vehicles. Among other things, "Motor Fuel" includes "Special Fuel" as defined in Section 1.13 of this Act.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 1557.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.2)(from Ch. 120, par. 417.2)
    Sec. 1.2. Distributor. "Distributor" means a person who either (i) produces, refines, blends, compounds or manufactures motor fuel in this State, or (ii) transports motor fuel into this State, or (iii) exports motor fuel out of this State, or (iv) engages in the distribution of motor fuel primarily by tank car or tank truck, or both, and who operates an Illinois bulk plant where he or she has active bulk storage capacity of not less than 30,000 gallons for gasoline as defined in item (A) of Section 5 of this Law.
    "Distributor" does not, however, include a person who receives or transports into this State and sells or uses motor fuel under such circumstances as preclude the collection of the tax herein imposed, by reason of the provisions of the constitution and statutes of the United States. However, a person operating a motor vehicle into the State, may transport motor fuel in the ordinary fuel tank attached to the motor vehicle for the operation of the motor vehicle, without being considered a distributor. Any railroad registered under Section 18c‑7201 of the Illinois Vehicle Code may deliver special fuel directly into the fuel supply tank of a locomotive owned, operated, or controlled by any other railroad registered under Section 18c‑7201 of the Illinois Vehicle Code without being considered a distributor or supplier.
(Source: P.A. 96‑1384, eff. 7‑29‑10.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.3) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.3)
    Sec. 1.3.
    "Motor Vehicles" means motor vehicles as defined by The Illinois Vehicle Code and watercraft propelled by an internal combustion engine.
(Source: P. A. 77‑1079.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.4) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.4)
    Sec. 1.4. "Municipality" means city, village or incorporated town.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 3653.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.5) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.5)
    Sec. 1.5. "Blending" means the mixing together by any process whatsoever, of any one or more products with other products, and regardless of the original character of the products so blended, provided the resultant product so obtained is suitable or practicable for use as a motor fuel, except such blending as may occur in the process known as refining by the original refiner of crude petroleum, and except, also, the blending of products known as lubricating oil in the production of lubricating oils and greases and except, also, the dyeing of special fuel as required by Section 4d of this Law.
(Source: P.A. 91‑173, eff. 1‑1‑00.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.6) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.6)
    Sec. 1.6. "Blender" means any person who engages in the practice of blending as herein defined.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 3653.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.7) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.7)
    Sec. 1.7. "Department" means the Department of Revenue of the State of Illinois.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 3653.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.8) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.8)
    Sec. 1.8. "Gallon" means, in addition to its ordinary meaning, its equivalent in a capacity of measurement of substance in a gaseous state.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 3653.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.9) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.9)
    Sec. 1.9. "Sale" means, in addition to its ordinary meaning, any exchange, gift or other disposition. In every case where motor fuel is exchanged, given or otherwise disposed of, it shall be deemed to have been sold.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 3653.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.10) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.10)
    Sec. 1.10. "Distribute" means, in addition to its ordinary meaning, any disposition of possession whether by bailment, consignment or other manner or means whereby physical control or possession is relinquished.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 3653.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.11) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.11)
    Sec. 1.11. "Person" means any natural individual, firm, trust, estate, partnership, association, joint stock company, joint adventure, corporation, limited liability company, or a receiver, trustee, guardian, or other representative appointed by order of any court, or any city, town, county or other political subdivision in this State. Whenever used in any Section of this Act prescribing and imposing a fine or imprisonment or both, the term "person" as applied to partnerships and associations shall mean the partners or members thereof, as applied to limited liability companies the term "person" means managers, members, agents, or employees of the limited liability company, and as applied to corporations the term "person" shall mean the officers, agents, or employees thereof who are responsible for any violation of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 88‑480.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.12) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.12)
    Sec. 1.12. "Received" shall be given its usual meaning including:
    A. Motor fuel produced, refined, prepared, distilled, manufactured or compounded at any refinery or other place in this State by any person, shall be deemed to be "received" by such person thereat when the same shall have been loaded (1) at such refinery or other place into tank cars, ships, barges, tank trucks, tank wagons or other types of transportation equipment, containers or facilities or (2) placed in any tank or other container from which any sales, use or deliveries are made directly, but not before.
    B. Motor fuel imported into this State from any other state, territory or foreign country by vessel, and delivered in such vessel to any person, at a marine terminal in this State for storage, or imported by pipe line and delivered to any person by such pipe line or a connecting pipe line at a pipe line terminal or pipe line tank farm in this State for storage, shall be deemed to have been "received" by such person thereat when the same shall have been loaded (1) into tank cars, ships or barges, tank trucks, tank wagons or other types of transportation equipment, containers or facilities at such marine or pipe line terminal or tank farm or (2) placed in any tank or other container from which any sales, use or deliveries are made directly, but not before.
    C. Motor fuel imported into this State from any other state, territory or foreign country, other than by vessel for storage at refineries or marine terminals, as hereinbefore set forth, or by pipe line for storage at pipe line terminals or pipe line tank farms as hereinbefore set forth, shall be deemed to be "received" in this State at the time and place after the same shall have come to rest or storage herein whether or not in the original package, receptacle or container.
    D. Motor fuel imported into this State from any other state, territory or foreign country, other than by vessel for storage at refineries or marine terminals as hereinbefore set forth, or by pipe line for storage at pipe line terminals or pipe line tank farms as hereinbefore set forth, shall be deemed to be "received" in this State by any person consuming or using in this State any motor fuel so imported, who shall have purchased or otherwise acquired the same before it shall have been received by any other person in this State as hereinbefore set forth.
(Source: P.A. 87‑149.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.13) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.13)
    Sec. 1.13. "Special Fuel" means all volatile and inflammable liquids capable of being used for the generation of power in an internal combustion engine except that it does not include gasoline as defined in Section 5, example (A), of this Act, or combustible gases as defined in Section 5, example (B), of this Act. "Special Fuel" includes diesel fuel as defined in paragraph (b) of Section 2 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 83‑1362.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.13A) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.13A)
    Sec. 1.13A. "1‑K Kerosene" means a special low‑sulfur grade kerosene suitable for use in non‑flue connected kerosene burner appliances, and in wick‑fed illuminate lamps which has a maximum limit of .04% sulfur mass, and a freezing point of ‑22 Fahrenheit, and has a minimum saybolt color of +16. For purposes of this Law, 1‑K Kerosene includes 1‑K Kerosene that has been dyed in accordance with Section 4d of this Law.
(Source: P.A. 91‑173, eff. 1‑1‑00.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.13B)
    Sec. 1.13B. "Dyed diesel fuel" means special fuel, as defined in Section 1.13 of this Law, dyed in accordance with Section 4d of this Law.
(Source: P.A. 91‑173, eff. 1‑1‑00.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.14)(from Ch. 120, par. 417.14)
    Sec. 1.14. Supplier. "Supplier" means any person other than a licensed distributor who (i) transports special fuel into this State; (ii) exports special fuel out of this State; or (iii) engages in the distribution of special fuel primarily by tank car or tank truck, or both, and who operates an Illinois bulk plant where he has active bulk storage capacity of not less than 30,000 gallons for special fuel as defined in Section 1.13 of this Law.
    "Supplier" does not, however, include a person who receives or transports into this State and sells or uses special fuel under such circumstances as preclude the collection of the tax herein imposed, by reason of the provisions of the Constitution and laws of the United States. However, a person operating a motor vehicle into the State, may transport special fuel in the ordinary fuel tank attached to the motor vehicle for the operation of the motor vehicle without being considered a supplier. Any railroad licensed as a bulk user and registered under Section 18c‑7201 of the Illinois Vehicle Code may deliver special fuel directly into the fuel supply tank of a locomotive owned, operated, or controlled by any other railroad registered under Section 18c‑7201 of the Illinois Vehicle Code without being considered a supplier.
(Source: P.A. 96‑1384, eff. 7‑29‑10.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.15) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.15)
    Sec. 1.15. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 87‑879. Repealed by P.A. 91‑173, eff. 1‑1‑00.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.16)(from Ch. 120, par. 417.16)
    Sec. 1.16. "Commercial motor vehicle" means a motor vehicle used, designed, or maintained for the transportation of persons or property and either having 2 axles and a gross vehicle weight or registered gross vehicle weight exceeding 26,000 pounds or 11,793 kilograms, or having 3 or more axles regardless of weight, or that is used in combination, when the weight of the combination exceeds 26,000 pounds or 11,793 kilograms gross vehicle weight or registered gross vehicle weight, except for motor vehicles operated by this State or the United States, recreational vehicles, school buses, and commercial motor vehicles operated solely within this State for which all motor fuel is purchased within this State. Vehicles that are exempted from registration, but are required to be registered for operations in other jurisdictions may apply for a motor fuel use tax license and decal under the provisions of the International Fuel Tax Agreement referenced in Section 14a of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 94‑1074, eff. 12‑26‑06.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.17) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.17)
    Sec. 1.17. "Motor carrier" means any person who operates or causes to be operated any commercial motor vehicle on any highway within this State.
(Source: P.A. 80‑515.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.18) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.18)
    Sec. 1.18. "Proof gallon" means one gallon of 100 proof alcohol. For example: One gallon of 200 proof alcohol is two proof gallons. For the purpose of this definition "proof" is a term used to describe the strength of an ethyl alcohol solution and is a number that is double that of the percent alcohol in the solution. For example: "100 proof" means 50 percent alcohol.
(Source: P.A. 82‑152.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.19) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.19)
    Sec. 1.19. "Fuel" means all liquids defined as "Motor Fuel" in Section 1.1 of this Act and aviation fuels and kerosene, but excluding liquified petroleum gases.
(Source: P.A. 86‑125.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.20) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.20)
    Sec. 1.20. "Receiver" means a person who either produces, refines, blends, compounds or manufactures fuel in this State, or transports fuel into this State or receives fuel transported to him from without the State or exports fuel out of this State, or who is engaged in distribution of fuel primarily by tank car or tank truck, or both, and who operates an Illinois bulk plant where he has active fuel bulk storage capacity of not less than 30,000 gallons.
(Source: P.A. 86‑125; 86‑958.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.21) (from Ch. 120, par. 417.21)
    Sec. 1.21. "Reseller" means any person, other than a retailer, who purchases motor fuel for resale to a person, and on which tax has been paid.
(Source: P.A. 86‑16; 86‑1028.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.22)
    Sec. 1.22. "Jurisdiction" means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, a state of the United Mexican States, or a province or Territory of Canada.
(Source: P.A. 96‑1384, eff. 7‑29‑10.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.23)
    Sec. 1.23. "Terminal rack" means a mechanism for dispensing motor fuel or fuel from a refinery, terminal, or bulk plant into a transport truck, railroad tank car, or other means of transportation.
(Source: P.A. 91‑173, eff. 1‑1‑00.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.24)
    Sec. 1.24. "Premises" means any location where original records are kept; where tank cars, ships, barges, tank trucks, tank wagons, or other types of transportation equipment are used to distribute fuel or motor fuel; or where containers, storage tanks, or other facilities are used to store or distribute fuel or motor fuel.
(Source: P.A. 91‑173, eff. 1‑1‑00.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.25)
    Sec. 1.25. "Kerosene‑type jet fuel" means any jet fuel as described in ASTM specification D 1655 and military specifications MIL‑T‑5624R and MIL‑T‑83133D (Grades JP‑5 and JP‑8).
(Source: P.A. 91‑173, eff. 1‑1‑00.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.26)
    Sec. 1.26. "Designated inspection site" means any State highway inspection station, weigh station, agricultural inspection station, mobile station, or other location designated by the Department to be used as a fuel inspection site. A designated inspection site will be identified as a fuel inspection site.
(Source: P.A. 91‑173, eff. 1‑1‑00.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.27)
    Sec. 1.27. "Power take‑off equipment" means any accessory that is mounted onto or designed as an integral part of a transmission of a motor vehicle that is registered for highway purposes whereby the accessory allows power to be transferred outside the transmission to a shaft or driveline and the power is used for a purpose other than propelling the motor vehicle.
(Source: P.A. 92‑30, eff. 7‑1‑01.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.28)
    Sec. 1.28. "Semitrailer" means every vehicle without motive power, other than a pole trailer, designed for carrying persons or property and for being drawn by a motor vehicle and so constructed that some part of its weight and that of its load rests upon or is carried by another vehicle.
(Source: P.A. 92‑30, eff. 7‑1‑01.)

    (35 ILCS 505/1.29)
    Sec. 1.29. "Research and development" means basic and applied research in the engineering, designing, development, or testing of prototypes or new products. "Research and development" does not include manufacturing quality control, any product testing by consumers, market research, sales promotion, sales service, or other non‑technological activities or technical services.
(Source: P.A. 92‑30, eff. 7‑1‑01.)

    (35 ILCS 505/2)(from Ch. 120, par. 418)
    Sec. 2. A tax is imposed on the privilege of operating motor vehicles upon the public highways and recreational‑type watercraft upon the waters of this State.
    (a) Prior to August 1, 1989, the tax is imposed at the rate of 13 cents per gallon on all motor fuel used in motor vehicles operating on the public highways and recreational type watercraft operating upon the waters of this State. Beginning on August 1, 1989 and until January 1, 1990, the rate of the tax imposed in this paragraph shall be 16 cents per gallon. Beginning January 1, 1990, the rate of tax imposed in this paragraph shall be 19 cents per gallon.
    (b) The tax on the privilege of operating motor vehicles which use diesel fuel shall be the rate according to paragraph (a) plus an additional 2 1/2 cents per gallon. "Diesel fuel" is defined as any product intended for use or offered for sale as a fuel for engines in which the fuel is injected into the combustion chamber and ignited by pressure without electric spark.
    (c) A tax is imposed upon the privilege of engaging in the business of selling motor fuel as a retailer or reseller on all motor fuel used in motor vehicles operating on the public highways and recreational type watercraft operating upon the waters of this State: (1) at the rate of 3 cents per gallon on motor fuel owned or possessed by such retailer or reseller at 12:01 a.m. on August 1, 1989; and (2) at the rate of 3 cents per gallon on motor fuel owned or possessed by such retailer or reseller at 12:01 A.M. on January 1, 1990.
    Retailers and resellers who are subject to this additional tax shall be required to inventory such motor fuel and pay this additional tax in a manner prescribed by the Department of Revenue.
    The tax imposed in this paragraph (c) shall be in addition to all other taxes imposed by the State of Illinois or any unit of local government in this State.
    (d) Except as provided in Section 2a, the collection of a tax based on gallonage of gasoline used for the propulsion of any aircraft is prohibited on and after October 1, 1979.
    (e) The collection of a tax, based on gallonage of all products commonly or commercially known or sold as 1‑K kerosene, regardless of its classification or uses, is prohibited (i) on and after July 1, 1992 until December 31, 1999, except when the 1‑K kerosene is either: (1) delivered into bulk storage facilities of a bulk user, or (2) delivered directly into the fuel supply tanks of motor vehicles and (ii) on and after January 1, 2000. Beginning on January 1, 2000, the collection of a tax, based on gallonage of all products commonly or commercially known or sold as 1‑K kerosene, regardless of its classification or uses, is prohibited except when the 1‑K kerosene is delivered directly into a storage tank that is located at a facility that has withdrawal facilities that are readily accessible to and are capable of dispensing 1‑K kerosene into the fuel supply tanks of motor vehicles. For purposes of this subsection (e), a facility is considered to have withdrawal facilities that are not "readily accessible to and capable of dispensing 1‑K kerosene into the fuel supply tanks of motor vehicles" only if the 1‑K kerosene is delivered from: (i) a dispenser hose that is short enough so that it will not reach the fuel supply tank of a motor vehicle or (ii) a dispenser that is enclosed by a fence or other physical barrier so that a vehicle cannot pull alongside the dispenser to permit fueling.
    Any person who sells or uses 1‑K kerosene for use in motor vehicles upon which the tax imposed by this Law has not been paid shall be liable for any tax due on the sales or use of 1‑K kerosene.
(Source: P.A. 96‑1384, eff. 7‑29‑10.)

    (35 ILCS 505/2a)(from Ch. 120, par. 418a)
    Sec. 2a. Except as hereinafter provided, on and after January 1, 1990 and before January 1, 2025, a tax of three‑tenths of a cent per gallon is imposed upon the privilege of being a receiver in this State of fuel for sale or use.
    The tax shall be paid by the receiver in this State who first sells or uses fuel. In the case of a sale, the tax shall be stated as a separate item on the invoice.
    For the purpose of the tax imposed by this Section, being a receiver of "motor fuel" as defined by Section 1.1 of this Act, and aviation fuels, home heating oil and kerosene, but excluding liquified petroleum gases, is subject to tax without regard to whether the fuel is intended to be used for operation of motor vehicles on the public highways and waters. However, no such tax shall be imposed upon the importation or receipt of aviation fuels and kerosene at airports with over 300,000 operations per year, for years prior to 1991, and over 170,000 operations per year beginning in 1991, located in a city of more than 1,000,000 inhabitants for sale to or use by holders of certificates of public convenience and necessity or foreign air carrier permits, issued by the United States Department of Transportation, and their air carrier affiliates, or upon the importation or receipt of aviation fuels and kerosene at facilities owned or leased by those certificate or permit holders and used in their activities at an airport described above. In addition, no such tax shall be imposed upon the importation or receipt of diesel fuel sold to or used by a rail carrier registered pursuant to Section 18c‑7201 of the Illinois Vehicle Code or otherwise recognized by the Illinois Commerce Commission as a rail carrier, to the extent used directly in railroad operations. In addition, no such tax shall be imposed when the sale is made with delivery to a purchaser outside this State or when the sale is made to a person holding a valid license as a receiver. In addition, no tax shall be imposed upon diesel fuel consumed or used in the operation of ships, barges, or vessels, that are used primarily in or for the transportation of property in interstate commerce for hire on rivers bordering on this State, if the diesel fuel is delivered by a licensed receiver to the purchaser's barge, ship, or vessel while it is afloat upon that bordering river. A specific notation thereof shall be made on the invoices or sales slips covering each sale.
(Source: P.A. 96‑161, eff. 8‑10‑09.)

    (35 ILCS 505/2b) (from Ch. 120, par. 418b)
    Sec. 2b. In addition to the tax collection and reporting responsibilities imposed elsewhere in this Act, a person who is required to pay the tax imposed by Section 2a of this Act shall pay the tax to the Department by return showing all fuel purchased, acquired or received and sold, distributed or used during the preceding calendar month including losses of fuel as the result of evaporation or shrinkage due to temperature variations, and such other reasonable information as the Department may require. Losses of fuel as the result of evaporation or shrinkage due to temperature variations may not exceed 1% of the total gallons in storage at the beginning of the month, plus the receipts of gallonage during the month, minus the gallonage remaining in storage at the end of the month. Any loss reported that is in excess of this amount shall be subject to the tax imposed by Section 2a of this Law. On and after July 1, 2001, for each 6‑month period January through June, net losses of fuel (for each category of fuel that is required to be reported on a return) as the result of evaporation or shrinkage due to temperature variations may not exceed 1% of the total gallons in storage at the beginning of each January, plus the receipts of gallonage each January through June, minus the gallonage remaining in storage at the end of each June. On and after July 1, 2001, for each 6‑month period July through December, net losses of fuel (for each category of fuel that is required to be reported on a return) as the result of evaporation or shrinkage due to temperature variations may not exceed 1% of the total gallons in storage at the beginning of each July, plus the receipts of gallonage each July through December, minus the gallonage remaining in storage at the end of each December. Any net loss reported that is in excess of this amount shall be subject to the tax imposed by Section 2a of this Law. For purposes of this Section, "net loss" means the number of gallons gained through temperature variations minus the number of gallons lost through temperature variations or evaporation for each of the respective 6‑month periods.
    The return shall be prescribed by the Department and shall be filed between the 1st and 20th days of each calendar month. The Department may, in its discretion, combine the returns filed under this Section, Section 5, and Section 5a of this Act. The return must be accompanied by appropriate computer‑generated magnetic media supporting schedule data in the format required by the Department, unless, as provided by rule, the Department grants an exception upon petition of a taxpayer. If the return is filed timely, the seller shall take a discount of 2% through June 30, 2003 and 1.75% thereafter which is allowed to reimburse the seller for the expenses incurred in keeping records, preparing and filing returns, collecting and remitting the tax and supplying data to the Department on request. The discount, however, shall be applicable only to the amount of payment which accompanies a return that is f

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