SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Individuals looking to create a Limited Liability Corporation (LLC) would get some financial relief with lowered filing costs under a new bill being backed by state Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur.
“In Illinois, we need to be doing all we can to help attract jobs to our state, and to support those who are already here and want to open up a small business,” said Scherer. “This bill will make it easier for regular people to pursue their dreams of starting a business and create new jobs.”
House Bill 387 would decrease the filing fees for LLC’s in Illinois by bringing them into alignment with what is currently charged to corporations. Scherer is teaming up with the Small Business Advocacy Council in promoting this bill, which advocates say will create a friendlier environment in Illinois for small businesses and entrepreneurs. Though some argue less revenue from the filing fees would make it more difficult for an already cash-strapped state, Scherer states that helping people open businesses will create jobs and help the overall economy.
“We need to be in the business of helping small businesses,” said Scherer. “This bill is a commonsense solution and creates a level playing field for those who want to open a business and help to grow our economy here in Illinois.”
For more information, please contact Scherer’s constituent service office at 217-877-9636 or by email at StateRepSue@gmail.com. Scherer represents the 96th District, which includes portions of Christian, Macon and Sangamon counties.