Legislator: Push back state income tax deadline, too

A state senator from Edwardsville has added his voice to those seeking to get the state to push back its income tax filing deadline to match the example of the federal government.

Recently, the federal government pushed back the filing deadline from April 15 to July 15.

State Sen. Jason Plummer, R-Vandalia, issued the following statement urging Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker to do the same:

“The ongoing COVID-19 health crisis has created so many new and daily challenges for the concerned residents and businesses of Illinois, leaving many hardworking men and women worried about how they will support their families during this crisis. As the citizens of this state continue to navigate this unprecedented pandemic, I urge the governor to extend the state’s income-tax filing deadline, like the federal government has done under the leadership of President Trump, to show empathy and help provide a measure of relief to our taxpayers now.”

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