Illinois Department of Revenue
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Electronic Filing for Cigarette Tax


Those taxpayers who have 30 or more transactions per month are required to file electronically. Voluntary participation in the program is welcomed. We offer electronic direct transmission. The following returns and schedules are accepted: RC-6, RC-6-A, RC-6-X, RC-6-A-X, Sch CA (RC-7), Sch CB (RC-8), Sch CC (RC-9), Sch CD (RC-10), Sch CE (RC-11), Sch CF (RC-12), Sch CF-1 (RC-12-A), Sch CK (RC-13), Sch CL (RC-14), Sch CH (RC-127), RC-6-W, RC-6-A-W, and Sch CM (RC-36).

If you wish to create your own software for filing or create software to sell, please refer to the RC-750, Electronic Filing - Cigarette Returns. Once we have received your enrollment form, we will contact you regarding testing.

Record Layouts and Files Specifications

Note: Some taxpayers are required to pay their tax electronically using Electronic Funds Transfer.

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