Illinois State W-2 Reporting Requirements

Is Illinois State W-2 Reporting Required?

Yes, Illinois does require state W-2 reporting.

How Must Illinois State W-2 Reporting be Filed?

Illinois only accepts electronic filings.

What are the Forms and Due Dates for Illinois State W-2 Reporting?

Illinois only requires Form W-2 to be filed.

All Forms W-2 are due by January 31.

What are the W-2 penalties for Illinois?

The W-2 penalties for Illinois are as follows:

  • Late filing (or nonfiling) penalties:
    • Tier 1 – The lesser of $250 or 2% of tax due. May be reduced by timely payments or credits.
    • Tier 2 – If not filed within 30 days of receiving a notice of nonfiling, an additional penalty will be imposed. This penalty is equal the greater of $250 or 2% of the tax due. Penalty not to exceed $5,000. This penalty will be assessed even if there is no tax due.
  • Late payment penalties: This is based on the number of days in which the payment is late.
    • 1-30 days late: 2%
    • 31+ days late: 10%
  • Other penalties and interest may apply, see the Pub. 103, Penalties and Interest for Illinois Taxes, for more information.

What is the Responsible State Filing Agency?

Illinois Department of Revenue
Willard Ice Building
101 W. Jefferson Street
Springfield, IL 62702
(800) 732-8866

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