Breen measure removes e-filing fees for non-profits, businesses
Illinois businesses and non-profits will no longer be charged a fee for electronically filing paperwork with the Illinois Secretary of State's office, according to a press release from Rep. Peter Breen (R-Lombard).
“I was shocked to learn that businesses and nonprofits were being charged an automatic ‘expedited service fee’ of $25, $50 or more on every electronic filing with the Secretary of State’s office,” Breen said in the release. “E-filing reduces errors, saves paper and saves money, so small businesses and charities should be encouraged, not discouraged, to file documents electronically.”
Breen said his legislation, House Bill 3514, is part of his ongoing support for small businesses in the state and corrects a flaw in the system. Breen’s efforts received endorsements from the state chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business and the Illinois Chamber of Commerce.
“Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, and lawmakers need to be doing whatever they can to ease burdensome regulations,” Chamber President and CEO Todd Maisch said in the release. “HB 3514 allows businesses to file forms electronically without triggering an automatic expedition fee, and we appreciate Representative Breen’s willingness to bring this cost-saving legislation forward.”