Legislation intended to generate much-needed revenue was signed into law this week, which Senator Tim Bivins said will provide a five-week amnesty period for tax delinquents.

Senate Bill 377 (P.A. 96-1435) allows individuals who have accumulated back taxes between June 30, 2002, and July 1, 2009, to pay those taxes penalty-free from October 1 to November 8 without being fined. Tax delinquents who don’t pay during the amnesty period will see all interest and penalties double.

Officials hope that by providing incentive for tax delinquents to cough up their overdue obligations the program will bring in tardy tax dollars, as opposed to spending state time and energy pursuing the tax delinquents." />

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