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February 2018 Flood Affected Taxpayers

Governor Bruce Rauner has declared Iroquois, Kankakee, and Vermilion counties state disaster areas as a result of the flooding that occurred in February 2018.

The Illinois Department of Revenue will waive penalties and interest for taxpayers who cannot file or pay on time as a result of the flooding.

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 “Flood – February 2018” on the top of the return in red and attach your explanation with your abatement request.