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ECA Reporting Requirement Submission

Any contractor who had construction services performed for it in calendar year 2023 by an individual, sole proprietorship or partnership that is not an employee of the contractor must file a report by April 30, 2024 with the Department of Labor or the contractor will be in Violation. The report must include each individual, sole proprietorship or partnership.  The report must include the following information:

  1. The Contractor’s name, address, and business identification number;
  2. The name, address and business identification number of each entity or person providing services, along with total amount paid for services. materials and equipment during the taxable year.

A contractor, who fails to submit a report to the Department or submits a false report, violates the Act and is subject to civil penalties and debarment.

Electronic Filing Instructions

  1. Complete the below ECA Electronic Reporting Form by completing the below boxes with your business name, contact information and business identification number.
  2. Then Click on one of the circles at the end of the form.  Yes, if you hired one or more subcontractors in the prior calendar year.  No, if you did not hire any subcontractors in the prior calendar year.
  3. If you Click No, your submission is complete.
  4. ​If you Click Yes and you hired only one subcontractor in the prior calendar year, you should enter the information for your one subcontractor in the boxes provided and click the submit button​​.
  5. If you Click Yes and you hired MORE THAN one subcontractor in the prior calendar year, you should enter the information for the first subcontractor in the boxes provided, complete the ECA excel spreadsheet template with the remaining subcontractors’ information, save and RENAME the spreadsheet with your business name, then upload the saved spreadsheet to the Attachment section by clicking Choose File and choosing the saved spreadsheet. Then click the submit button​​.
  6. For questions or further assistance, please contact us at DOL.ECA@illinois.gov​​​​.

Additional Instructions

  1. Please do not attach any tax documents or forms to your Electronic Filing other than the completed ECA the excel spreadsheet (only  complete and attach the spreadsheet if you employed more than one subcontractor).
  2. Complete all fields in the ECA Electronic Reporting Form to comply with the Act plus a completed excel spreadsheet template for additional subcontractors (if required).
  3. If you hired more than one subcontractor, you are required to complete the excel spreadsheet template in addition to the Electronic Reporting Form.  You must rename the sample template to match the field "Contractor Name" you provide in the Electronic Form.
  4. For questions or further assistance, please contact us at DOL.ECA@illinois.gov​​​​.

 ECA Submission Form

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