June 1, 2020

Tax Due Dates Extended Due To Covid-19

Additional taxpayer relief for businesses impacted by Covid-19

To further help reduce the financial impact of Covid-19 on our taxpayers, tax payment due dates for the periods July 2019 through September 2020 have been extended for the following taxes as indicated 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), and Restaurant tax (7525)

Tax Payment Period:                                   Revised Due Date:                                                        

July 2019 - February 2020                            Wednesday, July 15, 2020
March and April 2020                                  Monday, August 17, 2020
May and June 2020                                      Tuesday, September 15, 2020
July and August 2020                                   Thursday, October 15, 2020
September 2020                                           Monday, November 16, 2020

In addition, the filing deadline for 2020 annual tax returns has been extended from August 17, 2020 to October 15, 2020.

To defer tax payments for the above listed taxes please complete the following steps to report your tax due by the original payment due date (the 15th day 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 the revised due date, log in to Chicago Business Direct and complete the online payment process to submit your timely payment(s).

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

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