Gov. Pritzker announced his administration is extending the
individual income tax filing and payment deadline from April 15
to May 17. The Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) will
continue to process tax refunds for those filing ahead of the
deadline. The filing extension does not apply to estimated tax
payments that are due on April 15, 2021. These payments are
still due on April 15 and can be based on either 100% of
estimated or 90% of actual liability for 2021, or 100% of actual
liabilities for 2019 or 2020.
According to IDOR, 2.4 million taxpayers have already filed
their individual income tax returns to date. Over 79% of the
taxpayers that have already filed are expecting a refund this
year. Last year, over 6.4 million income tax returns were filed,
and 87% of people filed electronically.
“The fastest, most secure way to receive a refund is to file tax
returns electronically and request a direct deposit into a
checking or savings account,” said David Harris, Director of the
Illinois Department of Revenue. “The filing extension for
individual income tax takes effect automatically, so no further
action is required by taxpayers to take advantage. For taxpayers
awaiting a refund, utilize IDOR’s Where’s My Refund? to locate
specific information about the status of any refund due.”
Free filing of Form IL-1040 is available through MyTax Illinois.
Individuals may also utilize MyTax Illinois to make payments,
respond to department inquiries, and check the status of their
Illinois Individual Income Tax refunds using the Where's My
Refund? link. Taxpayers may also look up IL-PINs, amounts of any
estimated tax payments made, and (when necessary) amounts
reported on Form 1099-G with MyTax Illinois.
For the most up-to-date information, forms, schedules, and
instructions for the 2020 tax year, please visit IDOR's website
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