Illinoisans to get state financials in tax returns
CHICAGO – State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka said Illinois residents will get a breakdown of state spending in income tax returns received in 2014.
Topinka announced the initiative Monday. She said her office will also make the information available online.
In a statement, Topinka said 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 said that Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas started a similar insert in the previous tax season.