State Spending To Be Included on Tax Returns

By: WIFR Newsroom
By: WIFR Newsroom

ILLINOIS (WIFR) -- When Illinois residents open their tax returns in 2014, they'll also get a closer look at where their money is being allocated to.

According to a press release, tax returns mailed out will also include a breakdown of state spending, information about the state's unpaid bill backlog, among other details.

The information will also be available by clicking the icon in the right corner of the page on

"There should be no mystery when it comes to public dollars in this state," said Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka in a press release. "Residents should know exactly where their money is spent and they shouldn't have to dig for it."

The tax return insert specifically details what state agencies spend annually on certain sectors such as education and Medicaid. It also documents the state's backlog of unpaid bills at the end of the fiscal year and six months later at the end of the calendar year. It also refers residents to the Comptroller's other transparency websites, the Ledger and the Warehouse.

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