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

11/11/2013 - Fitch lowers Chicago’s bond rating - Chicago Sun-Times

11/11/2013 - Chicago's bond ratings downgraded by Fitch - WREX-TV

11/11/2013 - Citing economy, pension worries, Fitch downgrades Chicago - CNBC

11/8/2013 - Fitch Downgrades Chicago, IL's ULTGOs to 'A-'; Outlook Negative - Fort Mill Times

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Latest Chicago Sales Tax Opinion

11/7/2013 - The Good and the Bad of Sin Taxes’ Impact on Chicago’s Poor - Chicago Magazine

11/7/2013 - Op-Ed Details Impact of Chicago’s Proposed Cigarette Tax increase - NACS

11/5/2013 - Why cigarette tax hike will cost Chicago - Chicago Sun-Times

11/2/2013 - United States: Illinois' "Amazon Tax" Law Ruled Unconstitutional - Mondaq

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