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Don't let filing taxes stress you out. With a few clicks, you could be minutes away from completing your Illinois tax return for free using MyTax Illinois filing program.

All you need to file online or to use tax preparation software is an Illinois driver’s license number or an Illinois identification number. You may also use a tax professional to file your IL-1040 electronically. If you do not use one of these methods, you can download the tax return from our website and file a paper return.


Before You Begin

  • Complete your federal income tax return
  • Gather your W-2(s) and 1099(s)
  • MyTax Illinois