Residents of Cook, Kane, Lake and McHenry counties don't have to stress about having their taxes done on time on top of the flooding difficulties they've already faced recently, according to a press release from Gov. Bruce Rauner's office.
Rauner has extended the tax deadline for those residents affected by flooding who were expected to file between July 11 and Dec. 31.
“Our communities dealing with the unprecedented flooding in northern Illinois should focus on their loved ones and neighbors, not tax deadlines,” Rauner said, according to the press release. “Once these impacted families and businesses have had the time to recover, they can gather the necessary paperwork and file their returns and pay taxes.”
Taxpayers mailing payments should write "Flood – July 2017" in red ink on the outside of their envelopes and on the top of every page of their returns, the press release said. The Illinois Department of Revenue also is offering information for electronic filers on its Tax.Illinois.Gov website.