Illinois to delay tax filing deadline to July
Illinois will delay its tax filing deadline by three months, Gov. JB Pritzker announced Wednesday.
The new deadline of July 15 will put Illinois’ filing date in line with the federal government, which announced the delay over the weekend. Pritzker said refunds will be distributed “in a timely fashion.”
The state also announced three new emergency assistance programs that will provide more than $90 million for small businesses in need of additional capital.
“We at the state level are continuing to do everything that we can to deliver our own emergency aid promptly and fairly,” Pritzker said.
State officials reported 330 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday and three more deaths. There have now been 1,865 positive tests in the state in 35 counties. There have been 19 deaths.
Among the new cases are two correctional officers and one man incarcerated at Stateville Correctional Center in Crest Hill. Those who have been identified as being potentially exposed at the prison are being quarantined, and the facility is on a 14-day lockdown.
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