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Illinois Rate Changes, January 2015


 Illinois, 2015.

Update 11.24.2014: Details about the local sales tax rate changes taking effect on January 1, 2015 have been released. Across the board, rates are going up. See below.

Several sales tax rate changes will take effect on January 1, 2015. Simplified municipal telecommunications tax changes account for some of those changes, business district sales tax changes account for others, and the rest are municipal sales tax changes, both in home rule and non-home rule municipalities.

Business District Sales Tax

  • Granite City, Bellemore Village Business District: up 1% to 9.35%.
  • Joliet, 1415 Plainfield Road Business District: up 1% to 9.75%.
  • Palos Heights, 127th & Harlem Business District: up 0.25% to 9%.
  • Pontiac, Vermillion Plaza Business District: up 1% to 8.25%.
  • Villa Park, North Avenue Business Development District: up 1% to 8.75%.

Home Rule Municipal Sales Tax

  • Gurnee: up 0.5% to 8%.
  • Skokie: up 0.25% to 9.25%.
  • Vernon Hills: up 0.25% to 7.25%.
  • Waukegan: up 0.25% to 8.25%.
  • Wilmette: up 0.75% to 9%.

Non-Home Rule Municipal Sales Tax

  • New Baden (Clinton County), inside Business District III: up 0.25% to 7.75%.
  • New Baden (Clinton County), outside business district: up 0.25% to 6.75%.
  • New Baden (St. Clair County), inside Interstate 64 Business District: up 0.25% to 8.85%.
  • New Baden (St. Clair County), inside New Baden Business District II: up 0.25% to 8.85%.
  • New Baden (St. Clair County), outside business districts: up 0.25% to 7.85%.
  • Trenton: up 0.25% to 6.5%.

Details  will surely follow are now listed above.

Additionally, on November 4, 2014 voters in the Village of Wadsworth approved a 1%sales tax rate increase in order to keep roads “in good repair.” The new rate of 8% takes effect on July 1, 2015, "following the adoption of an Ordinance by the Wadsworth Village Board to impose the new tax rate and the filing of same with the Illinois Department of Revenue prior to April 1, 2015."

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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.