March 2, 2019
On February 27, 2019, the Illinois Department of Revenue issued a statement that they are continuing their efforts to prevent identity theft and tax refund fraud. The Department reminds taxpayers to use common sense and to use the following basic guidelines:
- use software with firewall and anti-virus protection;
- beware of phishing emails and phone scams;
- and do not leave personal information lying around.
If taxpayers receive an identity verification letter in the mail, they should authenticate their information through MyTax Illinois, the Department’s free online account management program.
The deadline for filing a 2018 individual income tax return or automatic extension payment is Monday, April 15, 2019.