Illinois State Tax Return

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Illinois Individual Income Tax Provisions

By combining the incomes of both spouses in a married couple and taxing them as a single family unit, Illinois uses a joint system for assessing individual income tax at the state level. The state follows the federal system closely, considering a family a single economic unit. Illinois recognizes civil unions, regardless of the sex of partners, and taxes both same-sex and opposite civil unions the same as married couples.

Additionally, Illinois uses the federal AGI as its tax base for determining what income is taxable. However, there are some distinct difference between the state law and federal in terms of what income is exempt.

Exemptions

Some sources of income are not included in the base for taxation as it applies to the state of Illinois. These exemptions include:

  • Interest from U.S. Government bonds
  • Public, U.S. civil service, and military pensions
  • Private pension income if it originates from a qualified employee plan
  • Social security benefits
  • Active duty military pay, including members of the National Guard
  • Contributions and interest on certain Illinois college plans
  • Federally taxed IRA and section 457 deferred compensation plans

Deductions

Illinois does not have a standard deduction for residents, nor does the state allot itemized deductions. However, several other tax deductions exist at the state level for residents to save some extra money when filing. These deductions include:

  • enterprise and river edge redevelopment zone and high impact business dividends
  • contributions to certain job training projects
  • expenses related to certain federal credits and federally tax exempt income
  • interest on investments through the home ownership made easy program
  • ridesharing money
  • amounts received as accelerated payments of life
  • endowment, or annuity benefits as indemnity for terminal illness
  • unjust imprisonment compensation
  • education loans for certain primary care physicians

2017 Illinois Tax Rates

If taxable income more than - but not over - the tax is:
$0 - 3.75% of the amount over $0

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WoodfordBenson, Congerville, El Paso, Eureka, Goodfield, Lowpoint, Metamora, Minonk, Roanoke, Secor