Illinois’ state tax filing deadline still April 15

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Ill. (WEHT) — Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker is resisting calls to push back the state’s tax filing deadline — at least for now.

President Trump delayed the federal tax filing deadline to July, but Illinois hasn’t yet moved its deadline back. Pritzker said the state was counting on the influx of cash in April.

While the state prepares for the looming health crisis, the state’s poor fiscal health may mean you still have to file your taxes before April 15th.

Some Illinois Senate Republicans say if companies are forced to keep next month’s deadline, it could put accountants and employers at risk.

“We think the Governor needs to do the same. We need to coordinate that. It doesn’t give Illinois residents much relief or accounts in Illinois much relief. If Illinois residents still have to go to their accountant to do their tax return for Illinois, which by the way requires that the federal return pretty much be done,” Senator Bill Brady said.

The governor’s office says it’s waiting to see what kind of stimulus or relief might come from congress before it makes a decision.

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