Tax filing season begins February 12

The Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) will begin accepting 2020 state individual income tax returns on February 12, the same day that the federal Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will begin accepting federal individual income tax returns.

IDOR reminds taxpayers that filing income tax returns electronically and utilizing direct deposit is the fastest way to receive refunds. According to IDOR, taxpayers should receive their refunds in four to six weeks if they are filed correctly.

Opening My Tax Illinois accounts will allow taxpayers to respond to any department inquiries electronically, make payments and check the status of their refunds.

The 2020 tax filing deadline is April 15.