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Note: Illinois’ income tax has a single flat tax rate for all income.
Illinois collects a state income tax at a maximum marginal tax rate of %, spread across tax brackets. Unlike the Federal Income Tax, Illinois’ state income tax does not provide couples filing jointly with expanded income tax brackets.
Illinois’ maximum marginal income tax rate is the 1st highest in the United States, ranking directly below Illinois’ %. You can learn more about how the Illinois income tax compares to other states’ income taxes by visiting our map of income taxes by state.
The Illinois income tax was lowered from 5% to 3.75% in 2015. Previously, the tax rate was raised from 3% to 5% in early 2011 as part of a statewide plan to reduce deficits. If you expect to owe $500 or more on April 15th, you must pay your income tax to Illinois quarterly using Form IL-1040-ES.
There are -945 days left until Tax Day, on April 15th 2015. The IRS will start accepting eFiled tax returns in January 2015 – you can start your online tax return today for free with TurboTax .
Income tax deductions are expenses that can be deducted from your gross pre-tax income. Using deductions is an excellent way to reduce your Illinois income tax and maximize your refund, so be sure to research deductions that you mey be able to claim on your Federal and Illinois tax returns. For details on specific deductions available in Illinois, see the list of Illinois income tax deductions.
4.1 – Illinois Standard Deduction
4.2 – Illinois Personal Exemptions
4.3 – Illinois Dependent Deduction
4.4 – Illinois Itemized Deductions
Tax-Rates.org provides easy access to five of the most commonly used Illinois income tax forms, in downloadable PDF format. For all of the tax forms we provide, visit our Illinois tax forms library or the ‘s tax forms page.
Illinois Department of Revenue
Springfield, IL 62726-0001
Illinois Department of Revenue
Galesburg, IL 61402-1040
You can save time and money by electronically filing your Illinois income tax directly with the . Benefits of e-Filing your Illinois tax return include instant submission, error checking, and faster refund response times. Most tax preparers can electronically file your return for you, or you can do it yourself using free or paid income tax software, like the examples listed below.
Illinois provides the WebPay portal for all taxpayers to electronically file their IL-1040 forms. If you eFile your taxes, you can expect to receive your income tax refund sooner and will be able to get instant verification of your tax return submission.
Illinois also accepts online payments of your tax debt with credit cards and debit cards, or through a bank transfer. There is, however, a convenience fee for the use of a credit or debit card when paying your taxes.
To e-file your Illinois and Federal income tax returns, you need a piece of tax software that is certified for eFile by the IRS. While most in-depth tax software charges a fee, there are several free options available through the states, and simple versions are also offered free of charge by most tax software companies.
The two most popular tax software packages are H ?>