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Bennett reminds residents of July 15 tax deadline

IRSdeadlineCHAMPAIGN – State Senator Scott Bennett (D-Champaign) is reminding Illinois residents that state income tax returns and payments are due July 15, the same deadline established by the Internal Revenue Service for federal income taxes.

“Given the public health emergency, the filing deadline was extended by three months to provide some relief for residents facing financial hardship during the COVID-19 outbreak,” Bennett said. “As the filing deadline approaches, I encourage taxpayers to do their part and file their returns in a timely manner.”

According to the Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR), the fastest, most secure way to receive a refund is to file a tax return electronically and request a direct deposit into a checking or savings account. Taxpayers may file and pay their IL-1040 for free through MyTax Illinois. Taxpayers who have already filed a return can check their status at www.MyTax.Illinois.gov.

For the most up-to-date information, forms, schedules and instructions for the 2019 tax year, please visit IDOR’s website at tax.illinois.gov.

Sen. Scott Bennett

Senator Scott Bennett

52nd Senate District

Years served: 2015 - Present

Committee assignments: Agriculture (Chairperson); Appropriations II; Criminal Law (Vice-Chairperson); Higher Education; Labor; State Government; Subcommittee on Capital (AP).

Biography: Bennett grew up in Gibson City, where four generations of his family worked on their family farm. He moved to Champaign-Urbana to attend law school at the University of Illinois after graduating from Illinois State University.

Associated Representatives:
Carol Ammons
Michael T. Marron