State Electronic Filing Guide

Contact Information:

Illinois Department of Revenue
Nancy Schoen
Electronic Commerce Division
101 West Jefferson, MC 2-249
Springfield, IL - 62702
Phone: 866-440-8680 or 217-558-9549
Fax: 217-782-7992
Tax Refund Inquiries: 800-732-8866 or 217-782-3336
State Guide Details:

Grace Period : None
E-filing Mandate : Must e-file if preparing more than 10 returns (follows IRS electronic filing mandate)
Form for opting out of mandate : ERO retains Form IL-8948
Federal and State E-files Can Be Linked : Yes
State Can Be E-filed Separately : Yes
Return Types Accepted Electronically :
Resident : Yes
Part Year Resident : Yes
Non-Resident : Yes
Amended : No
Estimate Payments : Yes
Extension : No
Additional Return Types :
Accepts Returns With : Refund, Zero Balance, Balance Due
Direct Deposit of Refunds : Yes
Payment of Balance Due by :
Electronic Funds Withdrawal (Direct Debit) : Yes
Credit Card : Yes
Online ePayment : Yes
Signature Requirements : ERO retains IL-8453 for 3 years
Accepts eSignature : Yes
Supports PDF attachments : Yes
Tax year(s) supported for e-filing : Current tax year and two prior tax years
Drivers License or State ID Required : If your client was issued a driver’s license or state identification card, provide the requested information from it or indicate there is no applicable identification provided. An individual return cannot be filed electronically with the state if you do not provide a response on federal Screen IDAuth.
Average Refund Time :
E-filed Return : 14 days
Paper Return : 4-6 weeks
Application Requirements : Automatically accepts IRS approval
Special Considerations : See Electronic Filing Information for Tax Professionals on the Illinois Revenue web site

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