Illinois Department of Revenue has launched a new tax portal for local governments. MyLocalTax provides a centralized location for local government officials to access information from the department of revenue.
The platform will be part broadcast mechanism for IDOR to share basic updates and information with municipalities and part records warehouse. IDOR says that MyLocalTax will free up representatives to deal with more complex issues.
Today’s announcement came as the department held a workshop for local government officials in Naperville, the first of many that will be held across the state during June.
“MyLocalTax puts local officials back in control by streaming operations and increasing information-sharing. Governor Pritzker challenged us to reimage service using technology and innovation, this is a major step by the Department of Revenue toward that goal,” said acting Director David Harris today before a crowd of local government officials in Naperville.
The platform is designed for local clerks, treasurers and other officials that may need state tax information. There are two different access level roles available – Authorized (confidential information) and Government Employee (basic information). The platform will replace the Tax Location Verification and Rebate Sharing Agreement eServices that officials use to identify tax rebates and handle local tax issues.
MyLocalTax will also include a communications component so that local officials can correspond directly with IDOR.
The department of revenue says that should expect further updates and additions to the platform over the near term.