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

8/5/2014 - Appeals court rules against Preckwinkle tax on businesses - Chicago Tribune

8/1/2014 - City budget puts off day of reckoning until after election - Chicago Sun-Times

7/30/2014 - Poll results show Rauner's lead over Quinn growing - The Huffington Post

7/30/2014 - Chicago area outdoes Cleveland for tax variety; find how you would fare (calculator) -

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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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