How to File an Illinois State Tax Amendment


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Illinois
"The Prairie State"

If you need to change or amend an accepted Illinois State Income Tax Return for the current or previous Tax Year you need to complete Form IL-1040-X for the appropriate Tax Year. Form IL-1040-X is a Form used for the Tax Amendment. You can prepare a 2018 Illinois Tax Amendment on eFile.com, however you cannot submit it electronically. In comparison, the IRS requires a different Form - Form 1040X - to amend an IRS return (do not use Form 1040 for an IRS Amendment). 

The IRS might send you a notification to change an error on your Return, or you might have discovered an error. If you or the IRS amended or changed one of your IRS Tax Return(s), the IRS will report this to the Illinois Tax Agency, thus you should file an Illinois Tax Amendment within one year.

Function
Description
Prepare only an IL State Return
with a State Only Code: FreeFed19
File a 2018 Illinois Tax Amendment
You cannot eFile an IL Tax Amendment anywhere, except mail it in. However, you can prepare it here on eFile.com.
Only Option: You will need to complete, sign IL Form IL-1040-X for the appropriate Tax Year- Print, Mail the Form to IL Tax Department to:
Illinois Department of Revenue
P.O. Box 19007
Springfield, IL 62794-9007
IL Tax Amendment Form IL-1040-X
This Form can be used to file a: Tax Amendment, Change of Address.
Step 1: Select the Form IL-1040-X by Tax Year below. 
Step 2: Sign, Mail Form IL-1040-X to the address listed above
How to correct a rejected Tax Return
If your IL Tax Return was rejected by the IL Tax Agency - not eFile.com - instructions on how to correct a rejected Illinois Tax Return.
For all Tax Years prior to 2018 Prepare, Print, Sign and Mail-In - see address above - your Tax Amendment by Tax Year as soon as possible.
Check Your IL Tax Amendment Status
1. Call the IL Department of Revenue at (800) 732-8866.
2. Contact the IL Department of Revenue
Illinois Refund Deadlines
A. Three years from the due date of the original tax year return, including valid filing extensions.
B. One year from the final determination of the amended federal return or federal change, whichever is later, provided that the allowable refund is not more than the decrease in Illinois tax attributable to the federal change or correction.
C. Two years from the payment of an assessment, provided the amended return raises issues relating only to the prior assessment and the refund does not exceed the amount of tax paid on the prior assessment.
D. Two years from the filing of an amended Illinois return resulting in the payment of additional tax, provided that the current amended return raises issues relating solely to the prior amended return and that the refund does not exceed the amount of the tax payment made as a result of the prior amended return.
Additional Illinois Tax Income Taxes Deadlines
Illinois Income Tax Penalties
Find out how Illinois Late Filing and Late Payment Penalties are calculated.
For IRS Tax and Late Filing Penalties we have an easy to use tool: The PENALTYucator.
File an IRS Tax Amendment by Tax Year
Instructions on how to prepare an IRS Tax Amendment on eFile.com, however the IRS does not accept Tax Amendments electronically.