Laws and regulations that govern independent contractors (carriers and freelancers) and other employment issues are covered here along with multiple articles about various tax issues including the graphic arts and machinery equipment exemption and the tax exemption for newsprint and ink.


Graphic Arts

Please note: The Illinois retailer’s occupation (sales) tax, service occupation tax, use tax, and service use tax exemption for graphic arts machinery and equipment, including repair and replacement parts, used primarily in the production of graphic arts was reinstated and rolled into the manufacturing machinery and equipment exemption by P.A. 100-22, effective July 1, 2017. The corresponding Manufacturer’s Purchase Credit (MPC) earned on purchases of graphic arts and manufacturing machinery and equipment expired on August 30, 2014 and HAS NOT been reinstated. The Illinois Department of Revenue is currently working on implementing rules to administer the graphic arts machinery exemption as part of the manufacturing machinery and equipment exemption.

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Newsprint & Ink

Newsprint and Ink Sales Tax Exemption


IndependentContractCarrier Regs

All Other Position Independent Contractor Regs


Freelance Editorial and Photographer Exemption Regs

All Other Position Independent Contractor Regs