Tax Resources

When does tax season start? And when are taxes due?

Federal tax season starts January 27, 2020 for 2019 state and federal taxes. April 15, 2020 was the original due date. Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, the deadline has been extended to Wednesday, July 15.

Sources: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-opens-2020-filing-season-for-individual-filers-on-jan-27, https://www2.illinois.gov/rev/questionsandanswers/Pages/4.aspx, https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p509.pdf https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/filing-and-payment-deadlines-questions-and-answers

Where can I get forms?

The Library will print one (1) free copy of any individual form for you to fill otu and mail in. We do not print copies of the large instruction booklets.

Forms, instructions, and publications are also available at:

Common forms

All federal forms can be downloaded for free from the IRS forms and publications database: https://apps.irs.gov/app/picklist/list/formsPublications.html

Some common forms include:

Federal

State

All state forms can be downloaded from the Illinois Department of Revenue websites: business and other tax forms, individual tax forms.

Where do I mail my federal tax filings?

  • 1040 without payment:
    Department of the Treasury
    Internal Revenue Service
    Fresno, CA 93888-0002
  • 1040 with payment:
    Internal Revenue Service
    P.O. Box 802501
    Cincinnati, OH 45280-2501
  • 1040-ES with payment:
    Internal Revenue Service
    P.O. Box 802502
    Cincinnati, OH 45280-2502
  • 1040-ES (NR) with payment:
    Internal Revenue Service
    P.O. Box 1300
    Charlotte, NC 28201-1300
  • 1040V with payment:
    Internal Revenue Service
    P.O. Box 802501
    Cincinnati, OH 45280-2501
  • 1040X without payment:
    Department of the Treasury
    Internal Revenue Service
    Fresno, CA 93888-0422
  • 1040X with payment:
    Department of the Treasury
    Internal Revenue Service
    Fresno, CA 93888-0422
  • 4868 without payment:
    Department of the Treasury
    Internal Revenue Service
    Fresno, CA 93888-0045
  • 4868 with payment:
    Internal Revenue Service
    P.O. Box 802503
    Cincinnati, OH 45280-2503

Source: https://www.irs.gov/filing/illinois-where-to-file-addresses-for-taxpayers-and-tax-professionals

Where do I mail my state tax filings?

  • IL-1040 without a payment:
    ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
    SPRINGFIELD, IL 62719-0001
  • IL-1040 with a payment, IL-1040-V forms:
    ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
    SPRINGFIELD, IL 62726-0001
  • IL-1040-ES:
    ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
    SPRINGFIELD IL 62736-0001

Source: https://www2.illinois.gov/rev/aboutidor/Pages/addresses.aspx

Where is the nearest IRS office?

5100 River Road, Schiller Park, IL 60176, (847) 737-6688 (general information), (844) 545-5640 (make an appointment), Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm.

Sources: https://apps.irs.gov/app/officeLocator/index.jsp, https://www.irs.gov/help/contact-my-local-office-in-illinois

How can I get help?

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program and the AARP provide assistance:

  • VITA: 800-906-9887
  • AARP: 888-227-7699
  • Ladder Up Tax Assistance Program: https://www.goladderup.org/our-services/tax-assistance/

Sources: https://www.irs.gov/individuals/free-tax-return-preparation-for-you-by-volunteers ,

Can I file for free online?

Illinois residents may be able to file their state taxes for free at https://mytax.illinois.gov/_/ .

Individuals and families with incomes $69,000 or less can file for free using websites like TaxSlayer, H&R Block, TurboTax, and more at https://apps.irs.gov/app/freeFile .

What changed due to the July 1st 2019 Taxpayer First Act?

Broadly, the law requires changes such as improving taxpayer customer service, modernizing 1099 forms & procedures, reorganizing the IRS itself to be more efficient, improving cybersecurity and identity protections, and more. The IRS has published changes to its systems at https://www.irs.gov/taxpayer-first-act .

More questions? Contact:

Internal Revenue Service
https://www.irs.gov/
(800) 829-1040 (individuals) – 7am-7pm, Monday-Friday
(800) 829-4933 (businesses) – 7am-7pm, Monday-Friday

Illinois Department of Revenue
https://www2.illinois.gov/rev/
(800) 732-8866 – 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday