Illinois will start accepting state tax returns Monday

WTHI Photo

The state of Illinois will start accepting income returns for 2017 on Monday, the same day the federal government begins accepting returns.

Posted: Jan. 27, 2018 11:54 AM

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The state of Illinois will start accepting income returns for 2017 on Monday, the same day the federal government begins accepting returns.

The Illinois Department of Revenue says the fastest and most secure way to receive tax refunds is to file taxes electronically and request direct deposit into a checking or savings account.

Agency director Connie Beard says the department's fraud prevention efforts have resulted in more than $31 million in savings last year. She says that's a 52 percent increase from 2016.

The department anticipates direct deposit refunds to be issued four weeks from the time error-free electronically filed returns are submitted. State officials say 84 percent of Illinois returns were filed electronically last year. Illinois' free online tax account management program is called MyTax Illinois .

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Article Comments

Terre Haute
Broken Clouds
50° wxIcon
Hi: 51° Lo: 27°
Feels Like: 50°
Robinson
Overcast
48° wxIcon
Hi: 51° Lo: 27°
Feels Like: 42°
Indianapolis
Broken Clouds
46° wxIcon
Hi: 49° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 38°
Rockville
Broken Clouds
50° wxIcon
Hi: 49° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 50°
Casey
Overcast
44° wxIcon
Hi: 51° Lo: 27°
Feels Like: 35°
Brazil
Broken Clouds
50° wxIcon
Hi: 50° Lo: 27°
Feels Like: 50°
Marshall
Broken Clouds
50° wxIcon
Hi: 51° Lo: 27°
Feels Like: 50°
Showers end by mid day, then sunshine moves back in.
WTHI Planner
WTHI Temps
WTHI Radar

Latest Video

Image

Monday Afternoon Weather

Image

Gifts From The Heart, 14th and Chestnut April 11th

Image

Woman who hid brother from police who is suspected in murder case heads to court

Image

All You Need to Know for Monday

Image

Showers early, then sunny & breezy. High: 52°

Image

Sunday Night Weather Update

Image

VU Team

Image

Ask the Storm Team: Why is it warmer in Spring?

Image

Discovery Music Series

Image

Traveling Smithsonian exhibit stops in Marshall

WTHI Events