The Illinois Department of Revenue will waive penalties and interest for taxpayers who cannot file or pay on time as a result of Hurricane Harvey (August 2017), Hurricane Irma (September 2017), and Hurricane Maria (September 2017).
What do I need to do?
Send a brief written explanation of why you cannot file or pay on time, and be sure to clearly indicate a request for abatement of penalties and interest. Include your name, account number (if using a Social Security number, include only the last four digits), mailing address, and an estimate of when you believe you can file or pay. Send your request electronically to REV.DisasterRelief@illinois.gov. You also can mail your request to the Department using the address on the return. Write “Hurricane Harvey” , “Hurricane Irma”, or “Hurricane Maria” on the top of the return in red and attach your explanation with your abatement request.