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Not as Many IL Tax Forms Will be Mailed This Year


Springfield, Ill. – About 800,000 Illinoisans won't get state income tax forms in the mail this year. The state Department of Revenue is trying to save $140,000 by sending postcards instead that suggest filing returns online.

The traditional forms are still available at post offices, libraries, and some state offices.

Many of the 800,000 taxpayers getting the postcards have filed electronically in the past. But about 100,000 were chosen at random to get the cards.

Revenue spokesman Mike Klemens says the state hopes more taxpayers will take a pass on the paper forms because the state saves about $1 on every return it receives electronically.