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Orange arrow How Do I Receive Credit for Taxes Paid to a State Other Than Illinois?

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  What is the purpose of Schedule CR? Schedule CR, Credit for Tax Paid to Other States, allows you to take a credit for income taxes you paid to other states on income you received while a resident of Illinois. You are allowed this credit only if you filed a required tax return with the other state. ...
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Orange arrow How Do I Amend My Illinois State Tax Return?

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  You should file Form IL-1040-X, Amended Individual Income Tax Return, if you need to change a previously filed Form IL-1040, Individual Income Tax Return, due to a change that affects items used to figure your Illinois net income or credits. Your change can occur from a state change or a federal c...
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Orange arrow What Categories Fall Under Illinois Other Subtractions?

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  Other Subtractions to Income Include: Contributions you made to "Bright Start" and "Bright Directions" College Savings Pools and "College Illinois" Prepaid Tuition Program Distributive share of subtractions from a partnership, S corporation, trust, or estate Restoration of amounts he...
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Orange arrow Am I Eligible for the Illinois Property Tax Credit?

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  Am I eligible for a property tax credit? You may figure a credit for the Illinois property taxes you paid on your principal residence (not a vacation home or rental property) for the time you owned and lived at the property during the tax year, if that residence was in Illinois. Nonresidents of Il...
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Orange arrow Who can take the Illinois credit for K-12 education expenses?

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  Education Expense Credit You may figure a credit for qualified education expenses, in excess of $250, you paid during the tax year if you were the parent or legal guardian of a full-time student who was under the age of 21 at the close of the school year, you and your student were Illinois...
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Orange arrow Illinois Payment Options

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  --Check or money order (follow the payment instructions on the form or voucher associated with your filing) --Use your MasterCard, Discover, American Express, or Visa to pay your Individual Income Tax. The credit card service provider will assess a convenience fee. https://www2.illinois.gov/re...
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Orange arrow Explain the IL PIN

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  To e-file an Illinois tax return, you (and/or spouse) must have: Filed an Illinois tax return within the past two years, or A valid Illinois Driver's License or State ID If you (and/or spouse) have not file an Illinois tax return within the past two years and you (and/or spouse) do not hav...
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Orange arrow How can I contact the Illinois state department?

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  The Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) provides a variety of services designed to help you solve problems that you may encounter when you complete your tax return, respond to a notice, or determine your account's current status. Website: tax.illinois.gov Phone: 1-800-732-8866 or 1-217-782-3336...
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Orange arrow How Do I File an Illinois Extension?

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  Automatic Illinois six-month extension We automatically grant you a six-month extension of time to file your tax return. For calendar year filers, the filing date is automatically extended to October 15. You are not required to file Form IL-505-I to obtain this automatic extension. However, you m...
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Orange arrow How can I check the status of my Illinois state refund?

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  Where's My Refund?: https://mytax.illinois.gov/_/...
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Orange arrow How Do I Determine If I Am a Resident of Illinois?

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  You are an Illinois resident if you were domiciled in Illinois for the entire tax year. Your domicile is the place where you reside and the place where you intend to return after temporary absences. Temporary absences may include duty in the U.S. Armed Forces, residence in a foreign country, out-of...
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Orange arrow Who Must File an Illinois Tax Return?

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  If you were an Illinois resident, you must file Form IL-1040 if you were required to file a federal income tax return, or you were not required to file a federal income tax return, but your Illinois base income from Line 9 is greater than your Illinois exemption allowance. an Illinois res...
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Orange arrow What States Have a Reciprocal Agreement with Illinois?

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  An Illinois resident who worked in Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, or Wisconsin, you must file Form IL-1040 and include as Illinois income any compensation you received from an employer in these states. Compensation paid to Illinois residents working in these states is taxed by Illinois. Based on recipro...
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Orange arrow How Do I Obtain My Illinois Property Index Number?

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  You must enter your property number exactly as it appears on your property tax bill or assessment notice. Your property number is found near the top of your property tax bill or assessment notice. If your property taxes are paid through your mortgage, you may contact your lender for your property ...
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Orange arrow What are the options for Illinois Contributions or Donations?

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  Schedule G, Voluntary Charitable Donations, allows you to figure the amount of donations that you wish to make to one or more of the eligible funds. You may contribute any whole-dollar amount of $1 or more. Once you designate the funds to which you wish to contribute and the amount of your contrib...
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