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Salmanuddin
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State filling for IL

  • Hello,

I have a question, i work fulltime and my wife is home maker (LPR) with 0 earnings, filled fed and CA state tax already

My wife is from chicago, IL.
do i still file my wifes returns aswell ?
What if i file tax jointly and dont file my wife's tax. Will there be any problm??

As i allready filled with e-filling and just for IL state its asking me to file by mail.

Thank you.

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JotikaT2
Expert Alumni

State filling for IL

It depends.

 

Do you reside in IL?

 

If so, you would need to file an IL return if you were required to file a federal income tax return or your Illinois base income is higher than your exemption allowance.

 

If not, has your wife established a permanent residency in another state?

 

If so, you may not have a filing requirement at all in Illinois.  
 

You would only file a return in Illinois as a nonresident if you have taxable income from Illinois sources and have a tax liability.

 

See the attached for more information on when you may need to file in Illinois.

 

Illinois filing requirement

 

As far a filing jointly, it typically results in a lower tax liability so it is generally beneficial.

 

When filing separately is better

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Salmanuddin
Level 1

State filling for IL

Thank you soo much for your time & reply.

I dont reside in IL neither my wife but she is Permanent Resident of IL with no employment. 

While filling tax from turbotax done with fed and CA state tax by e-file and it shows pending IL tax by mail, how ever theres 0 refund.

Do i send mail and if yes what address, any help will bee appreciated.

Thanks

 

JotikaT2
Expert Alumni

State filling for IL

You can mail your Illinois return to the following address:

IL mailing address

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