The Illinois legislature recently passed several tax related bills along with a budget. The tax changes are primarily reflected in Senate Bills 689 and 690. Governor Pritzker signed S.B. 689 on June 5, 2019 and is expected to sign S.B. 690 shortly. The following is a summary of some of the more significant tax changes applicable to businesses.
On February 15, 2018, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo released 30-day amendments to the State’s FY 2019 Executive Budget. The amendments contain several noteworthy tax provisions that, if enacted, would amount to a sweeping overhaul to portions of the New York Tax Law and could benefit many New York taxpayers. Included in the amendments are provisions that would (1) create an optional employer compensation expense tax, (2) establish a state-run charitable trust fund for the benefit of New Yorkers, and (3) decouple from several Internal Revenue Code provisions. While a proposal to pursue an unincorporated business tax was included in the “Summary of Proposed Tax Reforms” released by the Governor’s office, details of the proposal were not included in the amendments. The revenue proposals contained in the 30-day amendments are largely intended to address the adverse impact of the individual $10,000 state and local tax (“SALT”) deduction cap that was enacted as part of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the “TCJA”).