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IL-1040 Alternate Filing Methods

2016 Qualifications
"No" means that you cannot use a filing option if the statement applies.
Step 1: Personal Information E-File MyTax Illinois Tax-Prep
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Fiscal Filer
No
No
No
Filing return for a previous year
Yes
Yes
Yes
Name different than last year
Yes
Yes
Yes
Address different than last year
Yes
Yes
Yes
Filing status has changed from last year
Yes
Yes
Yes
Filing civil union return
No
No
No
Filing for a deceased taxpayer
Yes
Yes
No
Step 2: Income E-File MTI Tax-Prep
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Line 1 Negative adjusted gross income
Yes
Yes
Yes
Line 2 Federally tax-exempt interest and dividend income
Yes
Yes
Yes
Line 3 Other additions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Step 3 : Base Income E-File MTI Tax-Prep
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Line 5 Social Security and retirement income
Yes
Yes
Yes
Line 6 Illinois Income Tax overpayment
Yes
Yes
Yes
Line 7 Other subtractions
Note: See Schedule M below for any restrictions.
Yes
Yes
Yes
Step 4 : Exemptions E-File MTI Tax-Prep
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Line 10a Exemptions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Line 10b Claimed on someone else's return
Yes
Yes
Yes
Line 10c 65 or older
Yes
Yes
Yes
Line 10d Legally blind
Yes
Yes
Yes
Step 5: Net Income E-File MTI Tax-Prep
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Line 12 Non-resident and part-year resident
Yes
Yes
Yes
Step 6: Tax E-File MTI Tax-Prep
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Line 14 Recapture of investment tax credits
No
Yes
No
Step 7: Tax After Nonrefundable Credits E-File MTI Tax-Prep
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Line 16 Income tax paid to another state (Schedule CR)
Note: Only full-year Illinois resident for E-File and Tax Prep Software.
Yes
Yes
Yes
Line 17 Property tax and K-12 education expenses from Schedule ICR
Yes
Yes
Yes
Line 18 Schedule 1299-C credits
Yes
Yes
Yes
Step 8: Other Taxes E-File MTI Tax-Prep
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Line 22 Household employment tax
Yes
Yes
Yes
Line 23 Use Tax on internet, mail order, or other out-of-state purchases
Yes
Yes
Yes
Line 24 Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act Surcharge
Yes
Yes
Yes
Step 9: Payments and Refundable Credit E-File MTI Tax-Prep
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Line 26 Illinois tax withholding from Form W2s and 1099s
Yes
Yes
Yes
Line 27 Estimated payments (Form IL-1040-ES, Form IL-505-I, credit carry forward from a prior year return)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Line 28 Pass-through withholding tax payments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Line 29 Earned Income Credit from Schedule ICR
Yes
Yes
Yes
Step 11: Underpayment of Estimated Tax Penalty and Donations E-File MTI Tax-Prep
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Line 33 Late-payment penalty for underpayment of estimated tax
Yes
Yes
Yes
Line 33a At least 2/3 of federal gross income from farming
Yes
Yes
Yes
Line 33b Over 65 and permanently living in a nursing home
Yes
Yes
Yes
Line 33c Annualized income on IL-2210
Yes
Yes
Yes
Line 33d Not required to file IL-1040 in previous year
Yes
Yes
Yes
Line 34 Voluntary contributions from Schedule G
Yes
Yes
Yes
Step 12: Refund or Amount You Owe E-File MTI Tax-Prep
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Line 37 Refund
Yes
Yes
Yes
Line 38 Direct deposit option
Yes
Yes
Yes
Line 38 Debit card option
Yes
Yes
Yes
Line 38 Paper check option
Yes
Yes
Yes
Line 39 Amount applied to next tax year's estimated tax
Yes
Yes
Yes
Line 40 Payment due
Yes
Yes
Yes
  Electronic Funds Withdrawal Option
Yes
Yes
Yes


Schedule M, Other Additions and Subtractions for Form IL-1040, Lines 3 and 7
"No" means you cannot use a filing option if the statement applies.
Step 2: Additions E-File MTI Tax-Prep
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Line 1 Child's federally tax-exempt interest and dividends from US 8814
Yes
Yes
Yes
Line 2 Distributive share of additions from Schedule K-1-P or Schedule K-1-T
Yes
Yes
Yes
Line 3 Lloyd's plan of operations loss reported on Form IL-1065
Yes
Yes
Yes
Line 4 Earnings from college savings and tuition programs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Line 5 Illinois special depreciation addition amount from Form IL-4562
Yes
Yes
Yes
Line 6 Business expense recapture (non-residents)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Line 7 Recapture for contributions transferred to an out-of-state plan
Yes
Yes
Yes
Line 8 Credit taken on Schedule 1299-C for student-assistance contributions you made as an employer
Yes
Yes
Yes
Line 9 Recapture for contributions withdrawn for non qualified expenses or refunded
Yes
Yes
Yes
Line 10 Other income
Yes
Yes
Yes
Step 3: Subtractions E-File MTI Tax-Prep
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Line 12 Contributions to Bright Start, College Illinois, and Bright Directions (a through c)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Line 13 Distributive share from Schedule K-1-P or Schedule K-1-T
Yes
Yes
Yes
Line 14 Restoration of amounts held under claim of right
Yes
Yes
Yes
Line 15 Contributions to a job training project
Yes
Yes
Yes
Line 16 Expenses related to federal credits or federally tax-exempt income
Yes
Yes
Yes
Line 17 Interest earned on investments through the Home Ownership Made Easy Program
Yes
Yes
Yes
Line 18 Illinois special depreciation subtraction amount from Form IL-4562
Yes
Yes
Yes
Line 19 Military pay earned
Yes
Yes
Yes
Line 20 U.S. Treasury bonds, bills, notes, savings bonds and U.S. agency interest
Yes
Yes
Yes
Line 21 August 1, 1969, valuation limitation amount from Schedule F
No
Yes
No
Line 22 River edge redevelopment zone, and high impact business dividends from Schedule 1299-C
Yes
Yes
Yes
Line 25 Recovery of itemized deductions
Yes
Yes
Yes
Line 26 Ridesharing money
Yes
Yes
Yes
Line 27 Payment of life insurance
Yes
Yes
Yes
Line 28 Lloyd's plan of operation income reported on Form IL-1065
Yes
Yes
Yes
Line 29 Illinois Pre-Need Cemetery Sales Act or the Illinois Funeral or Burial Funds Act
Yes
Yes
Yes
Line 30 Education loan repayment under the Family Practice Residency Act
Yes
Yes
Yes
Line 31 Reparations victim - Nazi Germany
Yes
Yes
Yes
Line 32 Interest on tax exempt obligations (a through x)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Line 33 Interest on non-U.S. government bonds (a through f)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Line 34 Child’s interest from U.S. Treasury and U.S. agency obligations
Yes
Yes
Yes
Line 35 Railroad sick pay and unemployment income
Yes
Yes
Yes
Line 36 Unjust imprisonment compensation awarded by Illinois Court of Claims
Yes
Yes
Yes
Line 37 Distributions from college savings plans because a federal American Opportunity or Lifetime Learning Credit was claimed
Yes
Yes
Yes