If you get a tax return check from the state, youâll also receive some information on what your tax dollars paid for.
Included in that envelope will be an insert breaking down state spending in the last fiscal year. Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka says that by showing how much was spent where, taxpayers can become better informed about where they feel the state can make cuts.
âThey can even turn it into a game of âHow would I balance the state budget?â and share that with their legislators,â Topinka said. âWho knows, maybe weâll make a game version it next year, kind of like state budget Monopoly.â
If youâre not getting your tax return in the mail, you can view the insert at http://www.illinoiscomptroller.com/.