Originally Posted by winds-of-change
How can it be optional? Either they need the or they don't, right?
We are dealing with IL here - the LAST state in the US to even ALLOW a CCW.
I lived there during the time that they wanted to bring in a state income tax.
They sold the idea to the taxpayers by telling them that this would replace the personal property (NOT Real Estate, but PERSONAL PROPERTY) tax that was so hated. We bought that big lie, and voted in the state income tax.
The next year, sure enough, we had BOTH taxes to pay!!
Then when we left, we sold our home there and bought out of state.
Six months later, they hit me with capital gains tax (state, not Federal) on the amount we sold our place for - since we did not re-invest it in IL!!!
PLUS, they hit me with a penalty because I did not pay it when we sold!!!
Lousy stinking state that I wish my folks had NEVER come back to!!
I beg forgiveness of those that still live there and like it -