UPDATE x1: Governor Pritzker announced Wednesday Illinois would be extending its tax filing date to July 15. (more below)
CRYSTAL LAKE – The Trump Administration has delayed the 2020 federal tax date to July 15th due to the coronavirus chaos, and although several other states are following the Feds' lead, Illinois thus far has not.
State Representative Allen Skillicorn (R-Crystal Lake) broke through the silence on the topic Wednesday, calling on Governor Pritzker to extend the State Tax filing date now and questions why he hasn’t already done so.
Skillicorn stated, “The Federal Government has extended the tax date to July 15 and 16 states have extended their dates as well. What is the Governor waiting for? Is he more concerned about the cash flow of government than the people’s?”
“Illinois faces challenges because of decades of fiscal mismanagement, the people of Illinois should not suffer now because of it. Extend the tax date today Governor,” he said.
UPDATE x1: Crain's reports
The governor had expressed some concern about the hit to the state’s tax flow if tax filing was delayed, but he indicated that the new $2 trillion federal economic stimulus bill includes $150 billion nationally in increased aid to state and local governments, some of which will come here.