The City of Chicago is currently in Phase Four: "Gradually Resume." Many City services have adjusted hours or locations and may require health screens prior to entering their physical spaces. Please call ahead or visit any department's website to get additional details, or visit chicago.gov/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 firstname.lastname@example.org.