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April 3, 2013

Illinois income tax filing deadline 2 weeks away

 

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois officials are reminding taxpayers there are fewer than two weeks left before the April 15 deadline for filing income-tax returns.

The Department of Revenue said Tuesday it has processed more than 3 million tax returns and refunded $745 million.

Officials encourage electronic filing. They say refunds arrive much faster than for returns filed on paper.

Revenue Director Brian Hamer (HAY'-mer) says about 250,000 taxpayers used the state's WebFile program to file taxes.

About 2,000 taxpayers have participated in a pilot program that puts their refunds on a pre-paid debit card to save the cost of check-cashing.

 

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