Statehouse
2:09 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

State Spending To Be Part Of Tax Returns

Credit Illinois Department of Revenue

State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka says Illinois residents will get a breakdown of state spending in income tax returns received in 2014. 

Topinka announced the initiative on Monday. She says her office will also make the information available online.   In a statement, Topinka says there shouldn't be a mystery when it comes to public dollars in the state.  

The tax return inserts will show what state agencies spend each year. It also gives a picture of the state's unpaid bills over time.  
Topinka says that Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas started a similar insert in the previous tax season.