Hello, Federal Tax Returns are exempt. State of Illinois Tax Returns are not exempt. See the following citation from the Policy Manual/ Workers Action Guide under current rules as of 6/6/2012: Federal Tax Refunds If assets cause ineligibility, ask the unit if they received a Federal tax refund in the last 12 months and what amount they received. There is no need to verify the federal refund. If they did receive a Federal tax refund, subtract the Federal tax refund from the total...