Comptroller unveils Tax Return Alert system

Published: Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 1:04 p.m. CDT

Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka has unveiled a new Tax Return Alert system that allows residents to check on the status of their returns and sign up for text message and email payment notifications.

It allows taxpayers to see whethe their payment has been processed by the comptroller's office by entering their name and Social Security number.

Taxpayers have the opportunity to enter an email address and phone number to receive a notification when their payment is processed. The feature can be found by visiting