State offers help as April 18 deadline to file tax returns looms

With less than a week left to file federal and state income tax returns, the Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) is reminding taxpayers to file as soon as they can. 

For individuals who have yet to file their 2016 tax returns, MyTax Illinois, IDOR’s free online account management program, is now accepting Individual Income Tax returns.  Taxpayers can file their Form IL-1040 using MyTax Illinois.  Individuals may also utilize MyTax Illinois to make payments; check the status of their Illinois Individual Income Tax refund using Where’s My Refund?; and look up their IL-PIN, estimated tax payments, and 1099-G amounts.  Filing Illinois income taxes electronically and electing direct deposit is still the fastest way to receive a refund.

For the most up-to-date information, forms, schedules, and instructions for the 2017 Illinois Income Tax season, please visit IDOR’s website at:  Individuals needing assistance by phone may call IDOR’s telephone assistance hotline at 1-800-732-8866 (Mon – Fri, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.).  Extended hotline hours for the 2016 tax filing season are as follows: April 15 (Saturday) 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., April 17 (Monday) 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., and April 18 (Tuesday) 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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