Illinois Tax Relief Announced Following Attacks in Israel

Illinois is offering tax relief to impacted people and businesses following terrorist attacks in the State of Israel.

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Following the Oct. 7 terrorist attacks in the State of Israel, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker announced various tax deadline extensions for Illinois state tax filing and payments. The relief gives eligible taxpayers (individuals and businesses impacted by the conflict in the Middle East) until Oct. 7, 2024, to meet certain state tax obligations. Several federal tax deadlines have also been extended to the same date.

The attacks in Israel have resulted in more than 1,300 deaths, including at least 31 Americans, according to remarks delivered Wednesday in Tel Aviv by President Biden. Additionally, government officials have reported that more than 200 people, including Americans, are being held hostage by Hamas. 

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Katelyn Washington
Former Tax Writer

Katelyn has more than 6 years of experience working in tax and finance. While she specialized in tax content while working at Kiplinger from 2023 to 2024, Katelyn has also written for digital publications on topics including insurance, retirement, and financial planning and had financial advice commissioned by national print publications. She believes knowledge is the key to success and enjoys providing content that educates and informs.