Taxpayers Affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma


The Illinois Department of Revenue will waive penalties and interest for taxpayers who cannot file or pay on time as a result of Hurricane Harvey (August 2017), Hurricane Irma (September 2017), and Hurricane Maria (September 2017).

What do I need to do?
Send a brief written explanation of why you cannot file or pay on time, and be sure to clearly indicate a request for abatement of penalties and interest. Include your name, account number (if using a Social Security number, include only the last four digits), mailing address, and an estimate of when you believe you can file or pay. Send your request electronically to You also can mail your request to the Department using the address on the return. Write “Hurricane Harvey” , “Hurricane Irma”, or “Hurricane Maria” on the top of the return in red and attach your explanation with your abatement request.