The deadline to file federal and state income taxes is traditionally on or near April 15 in most years.
But 2020 is an exception!
The new deadline to file and pay 2019 taxes is now July 15, 2020 for federal and Illinois income taxes: IRS Filing and Payment Deadlines Questions and Answers
For the time being, all local IRS and Illinois Department of Revenue offices are closed. Paper tax forms will not be available to be sent out at this time. For links to popular forms and other online tax info:
2019 Income Tax Forms and Information
Here are some important considerations from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
- If you think you are going to get money back when you file you should still file your return as soon as possible so that the IRS can process your return and send your refund.
- The IRS urges anyone with a tax filing obligation who has not yet filed a tax return for 2018 or 2019 to file as soon as they can to receive an economic impact payment. Taxpayers should include direct deposit banking information on the return. Learn more about economic impact payments.
Be careful of scams. The IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text messages or social media channels to request personal or financial information. See also: How to know it’s really the IRS calling or knocking on your door.
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