(KMOV) – Illinois is willing to make a deal with residents who are behind on their state taxes.
Governor Pat Quinn just signed off on legislation that creates a tax amnesty period for those who have not paid between 2002 and 2009.
The state will waive penalties and fees for back taxes if offenders pay during the amnesty period.
This starts October 1 and runs through November 8.
The state will double penalties if residents don’t pay now.
Illinois hopes to collect $100 million in state funds and 100 million for local governments.