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

7/3/2014 -Chicago gas prices $0.53 higher than national average - Illinois Policy

6/27/2014 - Sales Tax Cut Continues to Feed Cook County Budget Deficit - The Illinois Observer

6/10/2014 - Kroll Bond Rating Agency Assigns Long-Term Rating of AA to the Chicago Transit Authority’s Sales Tax Receipts Revenue Bonds, Series 2014 - Digital Journal

5/23/2014 - Chicago drivers gouged at the pump this Memorial Day weekend - Illinois Policy

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Latest Chicago Sales Tax Opinion

5/12/2014 - Cost of living cuts Illinois too deep - Columbia Chronicle

3/21/2014 - American Airlines should pay taxes - Chicago Tribune

2/4/2014 - Sugar: Beating the sales tax game — or not - Highland Park News

12/5/2013 - Sales Tax Slice: Illinois Supreme Court Dissects and Deduces on the ‘Source’ of Confusion - Bloomberg BNA

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