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Illinois Sales Tax Rate Changes, January 2016


 2016 brings many local rate increases to Illinois

Numerous local sales tax rate increases will take effect in Illinois on January 1, 2016. There’s to be one local rate decrease, as well.

Rate increases (with new combined rate)

  • Atwood, Douglas County
    • Up 1% inside the Atwood Business District (8.25%)
    • No change outside business district (7.25%)
  • Atwood, Piatt County
    • Up 1% inside the Atwood Business District (8.25%)
    • No change outside business district (7.25%)
  • Bellwood, Cook County
    • No change inside Mannheim Road Bus. Dev. Dis. (10.5%)
    • No change inside St. Charles Road Bus. Dev. Dis. (10.5%)
    • Up 1% outside business districts (10.5%)
  • Bloomington, McLean County
    • Up 1% (8.75%)
  • Effingham, Effingham County
    • Up 1% inside Northwest Business District (7.5%)
    • No change inside Ford Avenue Business District (7.5%)
    • No change outside business districts (6.5%)
  • Elizabeth, Jo Daviess County
    • Up 0.5% inside Route 20 Bus. Dev. Dis. (7.75%)
    • No change outside business district (7.25%)
  • Elmwood Park, Cook County
    • Up 2% inside Harlem Avenue/North Avenue Business District (11%)
    • Up 1% outside business district (10%)
  • Hartford, Madison County
    • Up 1% inside Hartford Business District (7.85%)
    • No change outside business district (6.85%)
  • Herrin, Williamson County
    • Up 0.25% (8.75)
  • Madison, Madison County
    • Up 1% inside Bend Road Business District (7.85%)
    • No change outside business district (6.85%)
  • Matteson, Cook County
    • Up 2% inside Auto Mall Bus. Dev. District (10%)
    • Up 1% inside Matteson Gateway Bus. Dev. District (10%)
    • Up 1% inside Lincoln Hwy/Governors Hwy Corridor Bus. Dev. Dis. (10%)
    • Up 1% inside Lincoln Hwy/Cicero Ave. Dev. Bus. District (10%)
    • Up 1% outside business districts (9%)
  • Morton Grove, Cook County
    • Up 1.25% inside Dempster Waukegan Business District (10.5%)
    • Up 1.25% outside business district (10.25%)
  • Naperville, DuPage County
    • Up 0.5% (7.75%)
  • Naperville, Will County
    • Up 0.5% (7.75%)
  • Normal, McLean County
    • Up 1% (8.75%)
  • Oswego, Kendall County
    • Up 0.75% (8.5%)
  • Oswego, Will County
    • Up 0.75% (8.25%)
  • Posen, Cook County
    • Up 1.5% (10%)
  • Rockton, Winnebago County
    • Up 1% inside Blackhawk Boulevard and Main Street Business District (8.25%)
    • No change outside business district (7.25%)
  • Sherman, Sangamon County
    • Up 1% inside Rail Pointe Bus. Dev. Dis. (7.75)
    • No change outside business district (6.75%)
  • Shorewood, Will County
    • Up 0.75% (8.75%)
  • Stickney, Cook County
    • Up 1.25% (10.25%)
  • Cook County
    • Up 1% (local rates within the county vary)

Rate decreases (with new combined rate)

  • Hopkins Park, Kankakee County
    • Down 1% (8.25%)

The Illinois Department of Revenue Sales Tax Rate Change Summary contains additional information, including the type of local tax (business district, home rule, etc.) and local rates within Cook County.

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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.