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Illinois Takes Your Money in All Types of Ways

Excited for your next pay check? So is Uncle Sam.

Surprisingly enough (or not surprising at all), Illinois has more tax drama than most U.S. states. Wonder why the price of those shorts you bought in preparation for the summer (should it ever come) was so much higher than the price on the tag? Well it turns out that we’ve got one of the highest combined state and local sales tax averages of all U.S. states.

SEE HOW HIGH ILLINOIS IS ON THIS LIST OF THE TOP 10 STATES WITH THE HIGHEST COMBINED LOCAL AND STATEWIDE SALES TAX

CLICK HERE TO COMPARE ILLINOS' STATE AND LOCAL TAX AVERAGES TO THE REST OF THE U.S.

In other tax news, Springfield is taking steps towards passing a progressive state income tax AND Madigan’s millionaire’s tax for school funding. And remember that TEMPORARY income tax hike Quinn passed? Apparently temporary means permanent guys!

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT ILLINOIS’ TAX TRIFECTA HERE

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Related: Should Illinois Tax Anyone Earning a Million Dollars or More? vote in the Patch poll

Danni March 31, 2014 at 11:44 AM
well that 25 year old CTA trainer driver-union member is ALLOWED TO CRASH TRAINS. UNION RULES. So I don't blame bo or Bush-I blame Abraham Lincoln.
Jim Kotecki March 31, 2014 at 11:58 AM
I love liberal arguments like that of RB above: "The last time a 'temporary tax increase became permanent was by....wait for it....two Republican Governors." So what? How did you feel when republican governors did it? Were you happy? I doubt it. But now because a democrat is doing it you applaud? Or is it that last time the republicans screwed you and now it feels so good to be the screwing party? Liberals seems like children: wanting everything but having no ability to plan/budget for it and anytime someone disagrees just name-call and bring up stuff that isn't related as excuses.
McCloud March 31, 2014 at 12:08 PM
The guy is a complete joke. Liberal extremist spewing nonsense.
Sal March 31, 2014 at 03:52 PM
Typical no plan liberal Democrats...blame Bush. Blame rich white guys. No more taxes. No more free rides to union moochers. Illinois is textbook for what YOU DON'T DO to succeed.
frank April 01, 2014 at 01:49 AM
I agree with those who agree with me, the rest of you need to find a new rag to cry into. #################

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