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Estate Tax

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Due to closures related to COVID-19, the Attorney General's Office will be operating with reduced staff. In recognition of this, Estates with returns and payments due between March 16, 2020 and April 15, 2020 will receive a 30 day extension for filing and payment. Please be aware that an extension of time to pay does not waive or abate statutory interest and that payments must be sent to the Illinois State Treasurer. A fillable form for making payment of the Illinois Estate Tax to the Illinois State Treasurer can be downloaded from the Illinois State Treasurer's website.

Please also be aware that there may not be staff available to receive returns in person at the Springfield office.

Those filing returns in Chicago may access the James R Thompson Center through the Lake Street entrance.

We *strongly* encourage estates to file returns and extension requests by mail. For Cook, DuPage, Lake, and McHenry counties, file with the Chicago office. For all other counties, file with the Springfield office.

Please contact the Estate Tax Section, Illinois Attorney General’s Office with any questions or problems:

Estate Tax Section
100 West Randolph Street
13th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60601
Telephone: (312) 814-2491

Estate Tax Section
500 South Second Street
Springfield, Illinois 62701
Telephone: (217) 524-5095

Messages left on the estate tax lines will be monitored and callers will receive a response as soon as possible.


The "Illinois Estate and Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax Act" (35 ILCS 405/1, et seq.)
may be found on the Illinois General Assembly's website.

Illinois estate tax regulations (Ill. Admin. Code tit. 86, § 2000.100, et seq.) may be found on the Illinois General Assembly's website.

Inheritance Tax Releases: An Illinois Inheritance Tax Release may be necessary if a decedent died before January 1, 1983. If a release is required, please call Chicago (312) 814-2491 or Springfield (217) 524-5095 for further assistance.


• IMPORTANT NOTICE •

CHANGE OF PAYMENT OF ILLINOIS ESTATE TAX
TO THE ILLINOIS STATE TREASURER

Effective July 1, 2012, as a result of the enactment of SB 3802 as P.A. 97-0732, any and all payments of Illinois estate tax, interest and penalties must now be made payable to the Illinois State Treasurer. Payments of estate taxes will no longer be accepted by the County Treasurer of the county in which the decedent died a resident.

A fillable form for making payment of the Illinois Estate Tax to the Illinois State Treasurer can be downloaded from the Illinois State Treasurer's website.


Instructions for downloading Estate Tax PDF forms PDF document:

1. Click the link with the RIGHT mouse button
2. Choose "Save Target As..." (Internet Explorer) OR "Save Link As..." (Mozilla Firefox)
3. Select the folder to which you would like to save the PDF

If you cannot download the PDF, please call Chicago (312) 814-2491 or Springfield (217) 524-5095 with questions or for further assistance.


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Extension Request

A request for extension of time to file may be made on the form below.



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