January 28, 2015 at 9:27 am #4115437
Share your experience with filing your Illinois Tax Return and tax refund progress with others. If you have state information this is a great place to post.
April 11, 2017 at 9:11 am #4195038
I have an Illinois state tax question…filed 1/25, accepted 1/30. I’ve been calling every week since for the status and just been told “processing”. So yesterday 4/10 I was finally told I’m in review. Do you know how long that normally takes for Illinois?March 29, 2017 at 1:20 pm #4193952
State and Federal accepted 01/27/2017. Fed released last month, still no state.March 27, 2017 at 6:14 pm #4193710
I submitted my illinois taxes on 1/25. Today is 3/27 and it’s still saying processing when I check the Illinois where’s my refund website. Anyone have ideas? Or similar issueMarch 5, 2017 at 5:53 am #4189101
I’m getting concerned. I was on PATH for federal and got my refund on the 22nd. Strangely a friend of mine filed almost 2 weeks after me (I filed on 2/3). His state of Illinois says done processing and mine is still processing? Anyone else have any ideas?February 17, 2017 at 5:09 am #4174931
I got my Illinois State refund at 12:09 AM early morning on 2/17/2017 I was accepted on 01/24/2017 @ 12:25 AM CSTFebruary 16, 2017 at 8:01 pm #4174394
It is definitely the Illinois return. Deposited into my Walmart Money Card and says state of Illinois and the refund amount of my Illinois refund.February 16, 2017 at 7:47 pm #4174369
SUre this was your Illinois refund not FED?February 16, 2017 at 7:26 pm #4174330
@Jcable2 good for you so now I feel better.February 16, 2017 at 7:16 pm #4174307
My refund was just deposited into my account.February 16, 2017 at 10:06 am #4173081
Just got a text from the comptroller. “Subject:IL Payment
The Comptroller has processed your refund. You should receive it within 5 business days.” Northern the comptroller or Illinois refund site changed but atleast I know it will be here anytime now. Checked my bank nothing yet.February 16, 2017 at 10:06 am #4173125
Thank you for signing up for the email notification through the Illinois Comptroller’s Office. We processed your tax return payment.
If you signed up for direct deposit, you should expect your payment within the next few business days. If you asked for a paper check, you should expect your payment in your mailbox in approximately five business days.
If you’re interested in how the state spends your hard earned tax dollars, click here to see how your money was spent in Fiscal Year 2016.
Susana A. Mendoza
Illinois ComptrollerFebruary 16, 2017 at 10:06 am #4173075
I just got a text that my Illinois refund has been processed and I should receive it within 5 business days.February 16, 2017 at 10:06 am #4173069
Recieved this text update this morning……..
The Comptroller has processed your refund. You should receive it within 5 business days. Unsub: http://bitFebruary 16, 2017 at 9:26 am #4173056
My credit balance was gone by the afternoon yesterday so hopefully I should see in bank in a couple days. Still getting message that return has been processed but no date has been given.February 15, 2017 at 4:14 pm #4171833
Your return has been processed; however a date for your refund has not been determined. Please continue to check the refund inquiry for an updated status on your refund.
Bout Dang time Illinois.February 15, 2017 at 3:30 pm #4171766
Mine updated today also to say it has been processed and a future date will be given for the refund. My account on mytax shows that the refund has been taken off my account. I normally see the payments off there within 3 days.February 15, 2017 at 11:28 am #4171333
Where’s my refund said processing for the last week but when I logged into my account it said processed and showed my credit balance. Today for the first time said processed but no date has been given. :(February 15, 2017 at 9:58 am #4171157
Holy crap! Got my Illinois refund this morning, was not expecting it until March sometime, yay!February 7, 2017 at 8:10 am #4160452
Mytax website is showing it is done being processed and my negative balance. The refund tracker shows still being processed. So basically just waiting on Illinois to decide to send out my money.February 6, 2017 at 5:19 pm #4160031
That’s amazing Tam, Illinois comptrollers office says no refunds have been issued yet and that some returns may finish processing this week but more than likely not until next week. We should check the website periodically to see if our returns have completed processing yet.January 31, 2017 at 3:21 pm #4155926
None EIC filers already received their refund. My husband filed the week of January 16 and got his back Saturday at midnight.January 31, 2017 at 10:47 am #4155728
Anyone hearing anything yet, My mytaxillinois account says mine was processed the 23rd and shows my refund amount due on my account but doesn’t say anything about when it will be issued. Some stuff on the comptroller website has been updated while others haven’t been. The non updated stuff says March 1st for beginning of refunds while other stuff says beginning of February for refunds :D Illinois is such a joke sometimes!!March 11, 2016 at 8:54 am #4149397
Filled Feb 13. Received Ill tax refund 3/9. First time ever that we got state back before fed.March 9, 2016 at 10:00 pm #4149318
Not the only one. Waiting here too.March 8, 2016 at 8:58 am #4145872
Am I the only person still waiting for my Illinois refund? I filed on 2/4/16. I filed my wife’s on 3/2/16. I know that they didn’t start releasing refunds until 3/1/16. When I log in through MyTax IL, I can see that my wife’s has already been processed. Mine has not. The refund status site and the comptroller’s site just show that they are being processed. I hate not knowing.March 5, 2015 at 12:35 am #4109678
@torrez not sure why Illinois is taking so long!! Mine was accepted on the Feb 7….still processingMarch 2, 2015 at 7:56 pm #4109455
I’m STILL waiting on my refund! Still says processing. Why is it taking so long?March 2, 2015 at 7:23 pm #4109449
HAs anyone gotten an Illinois refund yet? What is going on?February 12, 2015 at 5:26 pm #4106422
Ok so my sister filed the same day i filed my husbands her state was accepted on turbo tax and i did his through taxact. his is still pending. did it on the 2nd of february. Now my dad’s we did his on the 20th of January and his is still pending also. Should I go through it again and see if i did something wrong or what??February 7, 2015 at 10:35 am #4103913
UPDATE! They still haven’t received it, it is still showing as pending on Tax Act, and I can’t figure out where to go on the Tax Act site to complain. Maybe I just need more coffee.
Has anyone else been accepted yet?February 3, 2015 at 11:35 am #4100533
Well looks like Illinois is starting to accept state returns. When I check my status now, it says “Your current year’s return is not showing on our computer files. If you filed electronically, please allow up to 7 days from the date you transmitted your return for it to appear on our computer files. If you mailed your return, please allow up to ten weeks from the date you mailed your return for it to appear on our computer files.” Should I wait and give it a few more days to update possible to re-submit?January 30, 2015 at 9:23 am #4097594
@Annie. Exactly. Did the responsible thing and filed my state and federal on 1/25. Not early or on the first day of filing, and yet I and so many others are still getting screwed!January 30, 2015 at 7:27 am #4097475
But you know if we screwed around until the last minute and didn’t pay them, they would be threatening us!January 30, 2015 at 2:23 am #4097328
I submitted mine on the 20th with my Federal. Guess its a waiting game, hopefully it changes soon.January 29, 2015 at 9:42 am #4096526
*correction: not accepting e-filed tax returns yet. Sorry.January 29, 2015 at 9:41 am #4096525
On the site’s main page there’s a disclaimer that states they’re accepting e-filed tax returns yet. *sighs*January 28, 2015 at 9:27 am #4095496
I know they are starting late, but on the site it says to please wait seven days for the return to show. It has been seven days and my return hasn’t even been acknowledged. Do I just sit and wait, or should I start inquiring?