Tax deadline extended for those impacted by floods

By WEEK Reporter

April 23, 2013 Updated Apr 23, 2013 at 7:02 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. – Governor Pat Quinn announced Tueday that Illinois businesses and individuals who file monthly, quarterly or annual returns and have been impacted by the flooding will have until October 31 to file tax returns that were due on or after April 19.

Quinn says that the extended deadline will provide much-needed relief for individuals and local businesses trying to file their returns or payments on time while recovering from the flood.

“Families and businesses across Illinois need time to focus on rebuilding their businesses, homes and lives,” Governor Quinn said. “Once families have recovered, they can pull together the necessary paperwork to file and pay their taxes.”

Taxpayers who opt to mail their deferred returns and payments should write Flood – April 2013 on the outside of the envelope in red ink and on the top of each page of the tax filing, so the account can be updated and handled appropriately.

Filers using My Tax Illinois or WebFile will be provided instructions when they file their returns so that no late fees or penalties will be billed to their accounts.

For questions, the Illinois Department of Revenue has set up a mailbox dedicated to the flood issue: