Chicago Sales Tax Information News and Resources

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


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

On January 1, 2016, the sales tax increased from 9.25% due to a 1% increase in the portion of the tax collected by Cook County.

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

1/8/2015 - More Tax Money for the City of Chicago in 2015: Broader Bases, Increased Rates and Lesser Credit - National Law Review

1/2/2015 - Illinois residents will now pay taxes only on the lease payments - BMWBLOG

1/2/2015 - Illinois state income tax dropped when the calendar turned, complicating plans to address its budget gap - Chicago Business Journal

1/2/2015 - Illinois faces sudden drop in state tax - Marketplace

12/30/2014 - Chicagoís Art Van shoppers hoping for Super Bowl snow - Furniture Today

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Latest Chicago Sales Tax Opinion

1/8/2015 - FAA Clarifies Fuel Tax Rule, Municipalities To Lose Needed Funds - WUWM

1/6/2015 - 6 Ways to Kickstart Your New Yearís Fitness Resolutions - Chicago Magazine

1/6/2015 - Why Your Commute Stinks - Chicago Magazine

1/5/2015 - Pyke: More airline charges, gas tax hike top 2015 transit predictions - Daily Herald

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

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