The department has the ability to electronically receive and process the TP-1, Tobacco Products Tax Return, and the schedules.

To use this method of electronic filing, you can buy software from an accepted electronic filer (third party) or write your own software.

If you wish to create your own software for filing or create software to sell, please refer to the Implementation Guide for Direct Electronic Filing of Tobacco Products Tax (below). To enroll, complete Form IL-8633-B, Business Electronic Filing Enrollment.

New: The record layouts for Form TP-1 change effective August 26, 2019. This layout can be used to file Form TP-1 for current and past reporting periods. Changes to record layouts include field lengths and start and ending positions. The error codes have also been updated. 

Electronic filing documentation effective 8/26/2019: