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.