Illinois taxpayers affected by flooding, severe weather may request tax relief
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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Illinois taxpayers affected by flooding, severe weather may request tax relief

By Payroll and Entitlements Editorial Staff

Individuals and businesses impacted in Grundy, Pike, Scott and Morgan counties (declared as disaster areas) by severe weather and flooding that began in mid-May, are eligible to request a waiver of penalties and interest for income taxes, withholding taxes, sales taxes, and specialty and excise taxes.

Taxpayers seeking waivers of penalties and interest for taxes should send a brief written explanation of why they cannot timely file or pay to the Illinois Department of Revenue (department). Taxpayers should provide their full name, account number (if using a Social Security number, include only the last four digits), mailing address, and an estimate of when they believe they can file or pay their taxes.

Taxpayers may send in extension request electronically to [email protected] or via postal mail to the department. Taxpayers who mail their request to the department should write "Flood - Spring 2020" on the top of the return in red and include their explanation for penalties and interest abatement request.

Property owners who may have been impacted by the flooding in the four declared counties should contact their county Supervisor of Assessments office if they wish to apply for reassessment due to any property damage. (Press Release, Illinois Department of Revenue, May 22, 2020).

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