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Do you send Electronic Payments for my Illinois returns?


You received a letter from the State of Illinois Department of Revenue titled Taxpayer Notification - "Electronic Payments Required", describing a new requirement as of October 1, 2017, that you will be required to make all payments electronically for Sales/Use Tax & E911 Surcharge returns. You want to know if Avalara already makes these payments electronically, and what you need to do to comply with the notice if anything. 




  • Avalara pays Illinois using ACH Credit on behalf of all taxpayers, and Illinois has all the information they need to accept those electronic payments.
  • No action is required for Returns customers who have Avalara file their Illinois returns. 
    • This letter notifies you that the state now requires electronic submission of your tax payments, which we already do, so there is nothing needed.  
  • You do not need to submit form EFT-1 to the state. (The notifications have been accompanied by form EFT-1 Authorization Agreement for Certain Electronic Payments.)
    • You do not need to send it to Avalara, no action is required.