Illinois W-2 Reporting Requirements

Does Illinois mandate W2 filing?

Yes. The Illinois Department of Revenue requires W2 filing even if there is no state withholding.

Does Illinois have any additional requirements when filing W-2s?

No. There are no additional requirements for the state of Illinois when filing Form W-2s.

What is the due date to efile W2 Forms to the state of Illinois?

The filing due date for Form W2 is January 31, 2019.

Does TaxBandits support the filing of Form W-2 in the state of Illinois?

Yes, TaxBandits supports Form W2 filing for the state of Illinois.

What is the penalty for filing Federal Form W-2 late?

Failure to file electronically, without receiving approval from the Department for an electronic filing waiver, can result in a $5 penalty per Form W-2. The state of Illinois does not accept any paper returns, media storage devices (magnetic or optical) or emailed files unless they specifically request them. Learn more about Form W-2 penalties by visiting

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