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

10/9/2014 - Emanuel administration smokes out illegal cigarette sales - Chicago Sun-Times

10/9/2014 - How hidden taxes slam cell phone users - CBS MoneyWatch

10/8/2014 - 2 Investigators: Law Enforcement Cracking Down On Pirated Cigarettes - CBS Chicago

10/3/2014 - Illinois retail group won't make endorsement in governor's race - Chicago Sun-Times

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Latest Chicago Sales Tax Opinion

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

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

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