April 15, 2020

Additional taxpayer relief for businesses impacted by Covid-19

To further help reduce the financial impact of Covid-19 on our taxpayers, the due dates for the February, March, and April tax payments have been extended to Monday, June 1, 2020 for the taxes listed below:

Amusement tax (7510, 7510R, 7511)
Bottled Water tax (1904)
Checkout Bag tax (2737)
Ground Transportation tax (7595)
Hotel Accommodations tax (7520, 7520S)
Parking tax (7530, 7530V)
Restaurant tax (7525)

To defer tax payments for the above listed taxes please complete the following steps to report your tax due on or before the original payment due date (i.e. the 15th of the following month):

1) Log in to Chicago Business Direct and select "Make a Tax Payment".
2) On the "Tax Payments" screen, select the appropriate account and tax code. For each tax payment you wish to defer, enter the amount of tax due in the "Payment Amount" box for the applicable period and select continue.
3) On the "Payment Cart" screen you may simply leave the payments in your cart until you are ready to pay or uncheck the corresponding box to "Save for Later".
4) On or before June 1, 2020, log in to Chicago Business Direct and complete the online payment process to submit your timely payment(s).

Finally, for the above-mentioned taxes no additional interest will accrue from 3/17/2020 through 6/1/2020 on late tax payments for the periods July 2019 through January 2020.

If you have any questions regarding this or any other tax matter, please email us at revenuecs@cityofchicago.org.

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