DeWitte Calls for State Income Tax Deadline & Minimum Wage Hike Delay

From State Senator Don DeWitrte:

DeWitte urges income tax extension and delay to minimum wage increase

SPRINGFIELD – State Sen. Donald DeWitte (R-St Charles) is urging Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker to extend the state tax filing deadline and to consider postponing the upcoming minimum wage increase.

The current deadline to file state income tax is April 15. Recently, the federal government has announced that they would be extending the federal income tax filing deadline from April 15 to July 15.

“Given that the federal government has already extended the income tax filing deadline, I firmly believe Illinois should follow suit.” Said Sen. DeWitte.

“The Governor must address the state’s tax filing extension issue to avoid tax filing confusion for our taxpayers and to provide relief during this ongoing health crisis.”

Meanwhile, the next increase in the minimum wage is scheduled to take place this summer on July 1.

“Our governor should also be considering postponing the next scheduled increase in the minimum wage,” said Sen. DeWitte.

“If allowed to take effect, Illinois’ business community will have yet another burden placed on their shoulders despite the daily challenges and struggles brought on by the current COVID-19 health crisis.”

The first wave of minimum wage increases took effect on Jan. 1, increasing the wage from $8.25 an hour to $9.25 an hour.

“We must not make the recovery from this health crisis, any harder than it will already be on our residents and business owners in Illinois,” said DeWitte.


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DeWitte Calls for State Income Tax Deadline & Minimum Wage Hike Delay — 6 Comments

  1. U.S. Secretary of Treasury, Mnuchin, had previously extended the Federal filing deadline to July 15, 2020.

    The Illinois IRS revenue site states that the due date for filing a return is the SAME as for federal. But it also states that filing due date is April 15, 2020. Governor Pritzker needs to fix this mistake at his government website. See Below:

    https://www2.illinois.gov/rev/individuals/filingrequirements/Pages/extension.aspx

    Due Date/Extension to File Income Tax Return (2019 IL-1040)

    Your Illinois filing period is the same as your federal filing period. We will assume that you are filing your Form IL-1040 for calendar year 2019 unless you indicate a different filing period in the space provided at the top of the return. The due date for calendar year filers is April 15, 2020.

  2. My republikkklan lawmakers making us proud again by working overtime finding creative ways to delay raising wages and preventing government to raise revenue. How about introducing a bill to lower the minimum wage? Stay tuned…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, meeeeeeoooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwww…

  3. This just in. Gov Pritzker extended Illinois tax filing date to July 15, 2020.

    Also,

    ILLinois is ILL financially. The worst State of 50 with massive, massive underfunded pension funds. We need a bill or bills in the Illinois Legislature to help out this mess and to also relieve home and property owners of huge real estate tax bills which mostly are for school labor costs.

    A bill could eliminate the COLA of pensions. Another bill could put a maximum salary amount for teachers, administrators, principals, superintendents. Another bill that would have working teachers and their administrators totally fund their pensions through 401 type plans, just like it is done in the private sector.

  4. Blah, blah, blah, Illinois sucks, blah, blah, blah, teachers make too much money, blah, blah, blah, let’s privatize education, blah, blah, blah, blah, blaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhh…my Political Science and Sociology professor and his endless charade of right wing garbage. Keep up the good work; the entertainment never ends…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, meeeeeeoooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwww…

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