News

Comptroller Unveils Tax Refund Monitoring Initiative

Comptroller Unveils Tax Refund Monitoring Initiative

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

The state has set up a new alert system to tell you when your tax refund check is on its way.

Once you’ve filed your state income tax return, you can register at the comptroller’s office website to see if your payment has been processed. If it hasn’t, you can sign up to be notified by text message or e-mail once it goes through. Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka believes it will take a bit of the stress out of tax season.

“People get anxious waiting for it,” Topinka said, “so that they can pay bills. So that they can kind of budget on when they can get the car repaired, when they can buy a new refrigerator, or dare I dream on, maybe even a vacation in a warm climate.”

You’ll need to enter your name and social security number to sign up. Topinka says the alert system was put into place using existing resources in her office.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Illinois Job Numbers Not Showing Improvement

Fresh
jobs

Unemployment rate holds at 9%

in Local

Military a Big Employer in the State

american flag

$13 billion; 150,000 jobs attributed to Illinois economy

in Local

Rauner Calls State Budget “Stunningly Bad,” Provides No Solution

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Governor-elect Bruce Rauner says Illinois' financial condition is "stunningly bad'' and it will require "strong action'' to fix it.

in Local

Congresswoman Duckworth Gives Birth

duckworth

War vet and baby daughter are doing well

in Local

Lawmakers Override Governor’s FOIA Veto

state_capitol_3

The measure would allow governments to charge higher fees to process some Freedom of Information Act requests.