Chicago Sales Tax Information News and Resources

The sales tax in the City of Chicago, Illinois is:


Chicago currently has the second highest tax rate of major United States cities!

On January 1, 2013, the sales tax decreased from 9.5% due to a .25% decrease in the portion of the tax collected by Cook County.

Latest Chicago Sales Tax News

12/17/2014 - Illinois ~ Sales and Use Tax: Chicago Tax Ordinances Amended - CCH Group

11/24/2014 - City Cites CITGO Retailers - NBC 5 Chicago

11/25/2014 - Mayor Emanuel’s budget a critical step towards closing airline tax loopholes: - Rock Hill Herald Online

11/20/2014 - Chicago Park District to hike program fees and parking rates in 2015 - Chicago Tribune

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Latest Chicago Sales Tax Opinion

11/26/2014 - Higher minimum wage for Chicago alone would be devastating - Chicago Sun-Times

10/21/2014 - Financing Public Education - The Huffington Post

10/15/2014 - MAILBAG: 'Will Wisconsin become Illinois?' - Baraboo News Republic

9/10/2014 - Exclusive: AG recovers almost $100M in unpaid sales taxes on gas - Chicago Sun-Times

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