Illinois State Refund


After filing your Illinois state tax return, you probably want to know when you will get your Illinois state refund… Well, you’ve come to the right place. Here we’ll cover the details of checking on and receiving your Illinois state refund.

How Do You Check Your Illinois Tax Refund Status?

To check your Illinois state refund status, refer to the State of Illinois Comptroller website, “Find Your IL Tax Refund.” Here you can view if the state already processed your tax return.

What Do You Need to Check Your Illinois Tax Refund Status?

To check your Illinois state refund status online, enter your:

state tax refund

  • Social Security number
  • First and last name
  • You can provide your email address or phone number to get updates about the status of your refund

When Will Your Illinois Refund Be Received?

Here’s when you can expect to receive your Illinois refund based on how you filed:

Electronic filing: If you file electronically and elect for direct deposited into your checking or savings account, you will receive your refund faster.

Paper filing: If you file a paper return, the timeframe is extended. You can typically expect your Illinois tax refund to take longer than previous years as the state government continues their efforts to prevent identity theft and fraud.

How Do You Check Your Federal Tax Refund Status?

You can check the status of your federal return using H&R Block’s “Where’s My Refund?” tool. Knowing your e-filing status gives you confidence and the ability to plan ahead for personal expenses. Whether you filed online or in person, H&R Block can answer your questions and track your income tax refund status as it changes.

Need Hands-On Guidance With Checking Your Illinois Tax Refund?

If you want extra guidance tracking your Illinois tax refund or helping you file your state return, enlist the help of a tax pro using H&R Block Virtual! With this service, we’ll match you with a tax pro with Illinois tax expertise. Then, you will upload your tax documents, and our tax pros will do the rest! We can help with your IL taxes, including federal deductions for paying state taxes.

Prefer a different way to file? No problem – you can find Illinois state tax expertise with all of our ways to file taxes.

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