Hear ye, hear ye! The Department of Revenue is announcing local sales tax rate changes effective July 1, 2013. If your business has to collect sales tax in the Prairie State, then get ready to adjust your cash registers and accounting applications to the updated rates (see below).
Illinois Tax Traps
Of course, finding the right sales tax rate in Illinois is not always a simple task. Illinois is a home rule state, meaning that local jurisdictions have greater freedom to determine their own sales tax rates. To find the right tax rate in Illinois a business must account for the following:
- Locally imposed sales tax does not apply to sales of qualifying drugs and medical appliances, or, items that must be titled or registered by an agency of Illinois state government and reported on Form ST-556, Sales Tax Transaction Return.
- Some jurisdictions may impose taxes not collected by the Illinois Department of Revenue. To find those rates, a business must contact the localities directly.
New Illinois Sales Tax Rates
Here are the new combined rates (state + local) that will take effect in July. Tired of trying to keep up with Illinois sales tax rates? Find out how you can automate your business’ entire sales tax process.
|Jurisdiction||New combined rate||Type of local tax|
|Carterville (Williamson County)||8.75%||Home Rule|
|Cerro Gordo inside Cerro Gordo Business Dist. (Piatt County)||7.25%||Business District|
|Cerro gordo Outside Business Dist. (Piatt County)||6.25%||Business District|
|Chicago Ridge (Cook County)||9.00%||Home Rule
|Glen Carbon inside Center Grove Business Dist. (Madison County)||7.85%||Business District|
|Glen Carbon inside Troy Road/Route 159 (Madison County)||7.85%||Business District|
|Glen Carbon inside Illinois Route 157 Business Dist. (Madison County)||7.85%||Business District|
|Glen Carbon outside Business Dist. (Madison County)||6.85%||Home Rule|
|Hanover Park (Cook County)||8.75%||Home Rule|
|Hanover Park (DuPage County)||7.75%||Home Rule|
|Madison inside Gateway Business Dist. (St. Clair County)||7.35%||Business District|
|New Baden inside New Baden Business Dist. III (Clinton County)||8.35%||Business District|
|New Baden inside New Baden Business Dist. II (St. Clair County)||7.50%||Business District|
|Oregon (Ogle County)||7.25%||Non-Home Rule|
|Raymond inside Raymond Business Dist. (Montgomery County)||7.25%||Business District|
|River Grove (Cook County)||10.00%||Home Rule/Non-Home Rule|
|Warren inside Downtown Warren Business Development Dist. (Kendall County)||9.25%||Business District|
|Calhoun County||+0.75% to local rate|