(WSIL) -- Gov. Pritzker announced that his administration is extending the individual income tax filing and payment deadline from April 15 to May 17.
The Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) will continue to process tax refunds for those filing ahead of the deadline.
The filing extension does not apply to estimated tax payments that are due on April 15, 2021. These payments are still due on April 15 and can be based on either 100% of estimated or 90% of actual liability for 2021, or 100% of actual liabilities for 2019 or 2020.
According to IDOR, 2.4 million taxpayers have already filed their individual income tax returns to date. Over 79% of the taxpayers that have already filed are expecting a refund this year. Last year, over 6.4 million income tax returns were filed, and 87% of people filed electronically.