Tax Filing Information

Federal Income Tax

The federal Income tax filing due date is automatically extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020. Taxpayers can also defer federal income tax payments due on April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020, without penalties and interest, regardless of the amount owed. 

This deferment applies to all taxpayers, including individuals, trusts and estates, corporations and other non-corporate tax filers as well as those who pay self-employment tax.

This relief is automatic, taxpayers do not need to file any additional forms or call the IRS to qualify. If you believe you are owed a federal refund, The IRS urges taxpayers who are due a refund to file as soon as possible. Most tax refunds are still being issued within 21 days.

  • The IRS recently went live with a website that provides tips for taxpayers and tax pros.  You can find that site here

  • The IRS also recently pushed FAQs regarding this year’s tax filing deadline extension. You can find that site here

  • As you likely know, all SSA field offices are currently closed and as a result, Americans should expect service delays. You can still reach the SSA by phone, however, so I’m including a link here to identify your local field office.

  • The Social Security Administration also recently published a website providing Americans with information related to their services during the coronavirus pandemic. You can find that site here

Individual taxpayers who need additional time to file beyond the July 15 deadline, can request a filing extension by filing Form 4868 through their tax professional, tax software or using the Free File link on Businesses who need additional time must file Form 7004.

Illinois State Income Tax

Illinois has also extended the state tax filing deadline to July 15. The 2019 income tax filing and payment deadlines for all taxpayers who file and pay their Illinois income taxes on April 15, 2020, are automatically extended until July 15, 2020. This relief applies to all individual returns, trusts, and corporations. This relief is automatic, taxpayers do not need to file any additional forms or call IDOR to qualify.

  • The Illinois Department of Revenue has created a specific webpage to provide information and resources to help Illinois taxpayers, businesses, and others affected by the coronavirus. For up-to-date tax information, visit their Information for Illinois Taxpayer Information COVID-19 webpage.