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How to resolve ProConnect diagnostic Ref 15542 - Illinois use tax might be needed for this return

SOLVEDby IntuitUpdated July 20, 2023

This article will help resolve the following informational diagnostic, when filing a nonresident Illinois tax return:

  • Use tax for Illinois might be needed for this return and is not automatically calculated. In order to implement, please open input Taxes to trigger the use tax. (ref. #15542)

ProConnect doesn't automatically calculate the use tax on Form IL-1040 (line 23 for 2015) for nonresidents. The IL-1040 instructions provide more information about when a taxpayer must pay use tax. 

To automatically calculate the use tax the taxpayer owes:

  1. From the Input Return tab, go to State and Local  Taxes  IL Taxes.
  2. Mark the box Compute use tax for this return to have ProConnect calculate the use tax owed using the tables or a worksheet provided in the IL-1040 instruction booklet. Both tables and worksheet are based on the Federal AGI, or IL-1040, Line 1.

To manually enter the use tax:

  1. From the Input Return tab, go to State and Local  Taxes  IL Taxes.
  2. Enter the amount in the field Use tax enter amount (-1=omit) [O].

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