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Definition

Each public utility must collect an Energy Assistance Charge monthly from each of its customers for electric or natural gas services delivered by the utility, or supplier.

Each public utility must collect a Renewable Energy Charge monthly from each of its customers for electric or natural gas services delivered by the utility, or supplier.

Note: Electric Cooperatives or Gas Cooperatives and Municipal Electric Utilities or Municipal Gas Utilities may choose to collect and remit the Energy Assistance and Renewable Energy charges but must notify the department in writing.

Tax Rate

Rates are imposed for each of the energy charges depending upon the type of customer and the customer’s electric or natural gas usage during the past calendar year. Use the “Tax Rate Database” to determine the monthly rates for the Energy Assistance Charge and the Renewable Energy Charge.

Form/Filing & Payment Requirements

Electricity distributor’s return

  • Form RPU-6, Assistance Charges Return for Electricity Distributors, is due on or before the 20th day of each month following the month for which the return is filed.
  • Returns may be filed electronically at MyTax Illinois.

Natural gas distributor’s return

  • Form RG-6, Assistance Charges Return for Natural Gas Distributors, is due on or before the 20th day of each month following the month for which the return is filed.
  • Returns may be filed electronically at MyTax Illinois.

Questions?

  • Call us at: 1 217 782-6045
  • Mail Form RPU-6 and Form RG-6 to:
    ASSISTANCE CHARGES
    ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
    PO BOX 19019
    SPRINGFIELD IL 62794-9019
 
 
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