In this episode of the SALT Shaker Podcast policy series, Carol Portman, President of the Taxpayers’ Federation of Illinois, joins Breen Schiller, Partner in the Chicago office of Eversheds Sutherland, and host Nikki Dobay for a review of the 2021 Illinois legislative session, which adjourned June 1 with the passage of the budget. They begin their discussion with the topic of the restoration of the Illinois franchise tax, which is unlike any other state that has one. They also discuss the Department of Revenue’s frustration the 80-20 definition, despite the recent win in Pepsico at the Tax Tribunal.

The Eversheds Sutherland State and Local Tax team has been engaged in state tax policy work for years, tracking tax legislation, helping clients gauge the impact of various proposals, drafting talking points and rewriting legislation. This series, which is focused on state and local tax policy issues, is hosted by Partner Nikki Dobay, who has an extensive background in tax policy.

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