Will County Treasurer Steve Weber advises the public that a new law took effect on the way the state collects estate taxes. Estates will no longer submit estate tax payments to the county. Instead, estates will pay taxes directly to the Illinois State Treasurer.

“Last month, Governor Quinn signed into law a budget plan that raises the Illinois estate tax,” said Weber, “Not only does the tax rate on estates continue to be as high as sixteen percent, the new law reconfigures the way estates pay those taxes.”

“Estates will pay their tax directly to the State Treasurer,” added Weber, “The State Treasurer will continue to pay refunds, but from a newly created fund that will be used solely to pay estate tax refunds.”

How to Pay Estate Taxes in Illinois

Effective July 1, 2012, all estate tax payments should be directed to one of the State Treasurer’s offices.  We encourage people to mail the returns and payments to the Springfield office; however, they may be paid in person at either office.

By mail or in person:
Illinois State Treasurer
Estate Tax Division
400 W. Monroe, Suite 401
Springfield, IL 62704
In person:
Illinois State Treasurer
100 West Randolph Street
Suite 15-600
Chicago, IL 60601

Please complete the below form when submitting payments.

Estate Tax Payment Form

If you have any questions, please call 1-800-252-8919.

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