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Department of Revenue reminds taxpayers of July 15 deadline

information provided by the Illinois Department of Revenue

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (July 9, 2020) – The state individual income tax filing and payment deadline is July 15, just days away. This year’s deadline was extended three months by Governor JB Pritzker in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Both state and federal returns are due on July 15.

“It is time to file your taxes if you have not already done so, and we stand ready to assist,” said David Harris, Director of the Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR). “While the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded, the Department of Revenue worked hard to ensure taxpayer access to services and timely processing of refunds.”

To date, 5.3 million Illinois taxpayers have filed their 2019 Illinois individual income tax return, which is approximately 85% of expected returns. Of those, 3.3 million taxpayers have received refunds totaling $1.4 billion.

The fastest way to receive a refund is to file electronically and select the direct deposit option.

Individuals needing support may call IDOR’s telephone assistance hotline: 1-800-732-8866. All Illinois taxpayers can file their Form IL-1040 free using the MyTax Illinois website. Taxpayers can also use the MyTax portal to check on the status of their refund, make a payment, retrieve their PIN, or look up their estimated/extension payments. Some lower-income taxpayers can also file their federal returns for free through the Internal Revenue Service’s FreeFile program; visit irs.gov for more information.