Get 70% off QuickBooks
for 3 months. 

Ends May 31st. 
A sign that says "Don't pay here" next to a pile of money.

Learn about new paid leave requirements in Illinois for tax year 2024

Governor Pritzker signed SB0208, which will provide paid leave for employees within the state of Illinois. The Act will require most Illinois employers to provide eligible employees with up to 40 hours of paid leave per 12-month benefit period to be used for any reason. The Act will become effective on January 1, 2024

How does it work?

Eligible employees are to earn 1 hour of paid time off per 40 hours worked. Employers can front load 40 hours of paid time off or set it up to accrue at a rate of 1 hour of paid time off per 40 hours worked. All employees working for an Illinois employer are eligible, outside of independent contractors and construction employees covered by collective bargaining agreements.

Employees can take time off that they have earned starting March 31, 2024, or 90 days after they are hired. Employees can take time off for any reason, including vacation, childcare, medical appointments, and sick leave. Employers cannot require employees to find their replacement when they take their earned leave time.

How do I track IL Paid Time Off in QuickBooks?

To set up and track Illinois Paid Leave in QuickBooks Payroll, follow the instructions outlined in our detailed help article.

Additional Information

For more information on Illinois paid time off, check out the FAQ section on the agency's website.

View FAQs

Recommended for you

Mail icon
Explore what you can do with QuickBooks
No Thanks

Explore what you can do with QuickBooks

Image Alt Text

See profit at a glance

Get a clear view of what you make and spend over time.
Teal blue circle with a white icon of a credit card with a circle of arrows in the top right corner

Pay your team

Get payroll done right, and payroll taxes done for you.
Image Alt Text

Track and manage time

Track, adjust, and approve your team's hours on any device.

Looking for something else?


From big jobs to small tasks, we've got your business covered.

Firm of the Future

Topical articles and news from top pros and Intuit product experts.

QuickBooks Support

Get help with QuickBooks. Find articles, video tutorials, and more.