Illinois: Local sales tax rate changes to take effect January 2014.

Illinois: Local sales tax rate changes to take effect January 2014.

Finding sales tax rate changes in Illinois is about to get a bit more difficult. In an effort to reduce costs, the Illinois Department of Revenue may stop mailing sales tax rate change notices to Illinois retailers. Rate changes will continue to be posted on the Department of Revenue website, and sellers will have to remember to visit the site to check for pertinent sales tax information.

Numerous localities in Illinois are about to make changes to the following local sales taxes:

  • Home rule sales tax;
  • Non-home rule sales tax;
  • Business district sales tax;
  • County public safety sales tax; and
  • County school facility tax.

Municipalities

The following jurisdictions (listed with the new combined state and local sales tax rate) will have a change in local sales tax, effective January 1, 2014:

  • Bradley in Kankakee County: increasing 1% to 7.25% inside the State Route 50/Larry Power Road Business District. There is no change outside the Business District.
  • Carlinville in Macoupin County: increasing 1% to 8.25% inside the Carlinville Plaza Bus. District and 7.25% outside the Business District.
  • Champaign in Champaign County: increasing 0.25% to 9%.
  • Cicero in Cook County: increasing 0.25% to 9.75%.
  • Dolton in Cook County: increasing 0.25% to 8.75%.
  • De Quoin in Perry County: increasing 0.50% to 8.75% inside the Business District; there is no change outside the Business District, where the rate remains 8.25%.
  • East St. Louis in St. Clair County: increasing 1% to 9.85% inside the State Street Business District; there is no change outside the Business District, where the rate remains 8.85%.
  • Galesburg in Knox County: increasing 1% to 9.50% inside the North Seminary Street Business District; there is no change outside the Business District, where the rate remains 8.50%.
  • Hamel in Madison County: increasing 1% to 7.60% inside the Hamel Business District; there is no change outside the Business District, where the rate remains 6.60%.
  • Jerome in Sangamon County: increasing 1% to 7.25%.
  • Lebanon in St. Clair County: increasing 0.25% to 7.60%.
  • Melrose Park in Cook County: increasing 0.25% to 9.50%.
  • Moweaqua in Christian County: increasing 2% to 8.25% inside the Moweaqua Business District and increasing 1% to 7.25% outside the Business District.
  • Moweaqua in Shelby County: increasing 1% to 7.25% inside the Moweaqua Business District; there is no change outside the Business District, where the rate remains 6.25%.
  • Sesser in Franklin County: decreasing 0.50% to 8.50%. This is the only rate decrease.
  • Shiloh in St. Clair County: increasing 0.50% to 7.85% inside the Three Springs at Shiloh Business District; no change in the Inside Villages at Wingate Business District, where the rate remains 8.35%, and no change outside the Business Districts, where the rate remains 7.35%.
  • Springfield in Sangamon County: increasing 0.50% to 9.50% inside the South Central Business District; increasing 0.50% to 8.50% outside the Business District.
  • Tilton in Vermillion County: increasing 1% to 8.50%.
  • Tuscola in Douglas County: increasing 0.50% to 7.75%.
  • Urbana in Champaign County: increasing 0.25% to 9.00%.
  • Williamsville in Sangamon County: increasing 0.50% to 6.75%.
  • Winfield in Du Page County: increasing 0.25% to 7.50%.
  • Yorkville in Kendall County: increasing 1% to 9.25% inside the Countryside Center Business District; no change to the Inside United City of Yorkville Kendall Marketplace Business District, where the rate remains 8.75%; no change to the Inside Downtown Yorkville Business Development District, where the rate remains 9.25%; and no change outside the Business Districts, where the rate remains 8.25%.

Counties

The rate of sales and use tax in the following counties increasing by 1%, effective January 1, 2014:

  • Boone County;
  • Christian County;
  • Douglas County;
  • Gallatin County;
  • Hardin County;
  • Henry County;
  • Livingston County; and
  • Mercer County.

The one percent increase applies to incorporated and unincorporated areas in each county.

All of the above rate changes are listed on the Illinois Department of Revenue Information Bulletin Sales Tax Rate Change Summary, along with the type of local sales tax (Business District, Home Rule, Non-Home Rule, etc).

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