RED BUD, Ill. – As the extended state and federal tax deadline quickly approaches, state Rep. Nathan Reitz, D-Steeleville, is reminding residents to file their income taxes on or before July 15.
“The extended tax filing deadline provided much-needed relief for families across the state who were facing financial hardship as we were just beginning to see the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Reitz. “The extended deadline is now less than a week away, so if you haven’t filed yet for this year, now is the time to make sure you have all of the information you need to file your taxes and get them taken care of.”
The extended tax filing deadline gave Illinois residents and business owners an extra 90 days to file to provide flexibility for those that may have lost income or faced financial hardships during the outbreak of COVID-19. The new filing deadline for both state and federal taxes is next Wednesday, July 15.
“I encourage residents to file their taxes sooner rather than later, since sometimes it takes time to get your taxes done if you encounter unexpected issues,” continued Reitz. “Filing before the deadline ensures you get your refund as soon as possible to put more money back into your pocket and helps you avoid late-filing penalties.”
For more information, contact Rep. Reitz’s constituent service office at 618-282-7284 or RepNReitz@gmail.com.