You May Need To Complete These Forms To Get Your Illinois Refund Checks – NBC Chicago

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You May Need To Complete These Forms To Get Your Illinois Refund Checks - NBC Chicago
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Gov. JB Pritzker and other Illinois officials are touting the rollout of income and property tax refunds this week, but some taxpayers may still have to take an extra step to receive their money.

The refunds, part of the Illinois Family Relief Plan that passed earlier this year, apply to many state residents who paid state income taxes for the year 2021 or who paid property taxes during that calendar year.

Taxpayers will be eligible for an income tax refund of $50 for single filers or $100 for joint filers, provided their income is less than $200,000 or $400,000, depending on the state. of the statement.

Those with dependents will also receive a $100 refund per claimed dependent, and filers will be eligible for up to three such refunds.

For those who paid property taxes, residents will be eligible for a refund of up to $300, provided they paid property taxes on their principal residence in 2021 and have a lower adjusted gross income $250,000 for single filers, or $500,000 for spouses. declarants.

If residents have filed taxes for 2021, they will receive refunds through the same payment method they received their refunds with.

For residents who have NOT filed a tax return, you may still be eligible.

Depending on the state, residents can still receive an income tax refund check if they complete their 2021 IL-1040 tax forms online (which you can find HERE.) Residents with dependents will also need to complete a 2021 Schedule IL-E/EIC form, officials say.

Residents who are not legally required to complete tax forms must do so if they wish to be eligible for refunds.

For individuals who paid property taxes but did not claim them on their 2021 tax return, or did not file their 2021 tax returns, there is still a way to receive a refund. These people must complete Form IL-1040-PTR to be eligible, according to officials.

Those seeking refunds have until Oct. 17 to complete the appropriate forms, according to state officials.

Residents waiting for refund checks should note that it can take up to eight weeks to receive payment, with those enrolled in direct deposit likely receiving their payments sooner than that. Residents can also check the status of their refunds by visiting the state’s website or calling 1-800-732-8866.

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