Illinois: Unable to e-file because of missing IL-PIN
You are unable to e-file your Illinois state tax return because you don't have an IL-PIN.
To e-file your 2012 Illinois tax return, you will need an 8-digit Illinois Personal Identification Number, or IL-PIN. IL-PINs are assigned to taxpayers by the Illinois Department of Revenue.
You can look up your IL-PIN by visiting the Illinois Department of Revenue's website. You'll be asked to enter your Social Security number plus one of the following:
- Your 2011 Illinois Adjusted Gross Income (AGI); or
- Your 9-digit ZIP code (if you filed an Illinois return in 2011); or
- Your Illinois driver's license number; or
- Your Illinois identification number.
Note: If you do not have any one of these four items - or if you did not file an return with Illinois in 2011 - then you won't be able to e-file your 2012 Illinois return. In that case, you must print and mail your return
Next year, however, you should be able to e-file your Illinois return because you'll have at least the first two items in the list.