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Topinka unveils Tax Return Alert System

Posted by Admin On February - 4 - 2014

Site allows taxpayers to register for email, text alerts


CHICAGO, IL – Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka on Monday unveiled a new Tax Return Alert system that allows residents to check on the status of their returns and sign-up for text message and email payment notifications.

The easy-to-use resource allows taxpayers to see if their payment has been processed by the Comptroller’s Office by simply entering their name and Social Security number. Taxpayers also have the opportunity to enter an email address and phone number to receive a notification when their payment is processed.

The feature can be found by visiting illinoiscomptroller.com

“Taxpayers no longer have to wonder if the check is the mail,” Topinka said. “By simply visiting illinoiscomptroller.com and submitting an email address, they can be assured that they will be notified immediately after their payment is processed.”

Beyond registering for a tax return notification, the resource allows residents to view a history of their return payments, a breakdown of state spending and bill backlog information. The site also links to the Comptroller’s Office transparency websites: the Ledger and the Warehouse. Taxpayers are further offered a hotline number to call for additional information.

The Tax Return Alert initiative is part of Topinka’s ongoing effort to make state government more transparent and accessible to taxpayers. In launching the Ledger last year, she enabled residents to click their way through everything from the state’s daily bill backlog numbers to state agency budgets and employee salaries. She then launched the Warehouse, a comprehensive database that puts Local Government financial information and tens of thousands of records at a single location for taxpayer review. Last month Topinka announced that her Office would include an insert in tax returns providing residents with state spending and bill backlog information.

Each of the initiatives was completed using existing office resources.

“As we’ve shown time and again: if we can make it happen, we’re going to do it,” Topinka said of the transparency initiatives. “And as I’ve said before: we’re not done yet. So stay tuned.”

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