Illinois Form W-2 Filing Requirements

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Illinois State Filing Requirements

  • The Form W-2, Wage, and Tax Statement should be filed with the State of Illinois for the 2020 Tax Year.
February 01, 2021

The Illinois Form W-2 filing deadline is February 01, 2021

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Q. Does Illinois mandate W-2 filing?

A. Yes! The Illinois Department of Revenue mandates the filing of W-2 if you satisfy any one
of the following conditions.

  • You have paid employee compensation in Illinois
  • You have withheld Illinois income tax

Remember, Illinois allows only the electronic filing of W-2.

Q. Does Illinois require any additional forms to be submitted while filing W-2?

A. No! Illinois does not require any additional forms to be submitted with W-2.

Q. What is the deadline to file W-2 with Illinois?

A. For the tax year 2020, the deadline to file Form W-2 with Illinois is February 01, 2021.

Note: If the deadline falls on a weekend or federal holiday, the next weekday is the deadline.

Q. Can I electronically file W-2 with Illinois?

A. Yes! In fact, electronic filing is the only way to submit W-2s with the State of Illinois. The state will not accept
W-2s if you submit them by paper or CD.

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Q. What are the W-2 penalties for Illinois?

A. The Illinois Department of Revenue imposes penalties based on how late you file W-2, not paying the taxes on time, and incorrect type of filing.

  • Late filing of W-2
    • If you fail to file W-2 before the deadline, the penalty of $250 or 2% of your unpaid taxes will be imposed on you.
  • Late payment of taxes
    • The penalty for paying the taxes late will be calculated based on the number of days your payment is late. If you pay the taxes within 30 days from the original due date, you will be charged 2% of your unpaid tax as a penalty. For more than 30 days, you will be penalized 10% of your unpaid amount.
  • Not e-filing W-2s
    • The state accepts only the e-filing of W-2s. If you fail to e-file, you will be charged a penalty of $5/form.

Q. Can I file W-2c with the State of Illinois?

A. Yes, you can file correction form, W-2c to rectify the errors in the previously submitted W-2. Keep in mind that Illinois accepts only the e-filing of W-2c.

Q. Where do I mail W-2 forms when filing with the State of Illinois?

A. The State of Illinois does not support paper filing of W-2. So, you must only submit W-2s electronically.

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