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Illinois Telecommunications Tax Rate Changes

  • Apr 11, 2016 | Gail Cole

 Telecommunications tax rate changes take effect July 2016 in Illinois.

Numerous municipalities in Illinois will increase the rate of simplified municipal telecommunications tax, effective July 1, 2016.

The state telecommunications excise tax rate in Illinois is 7%. Outside of Chicago, local simplified municipal telecommunications tax rates may be up to a maximum rate of 6%, for a maximum possible combined rate of 13%.

Local rate changes (with new combined state and local rates)

  • DePue, Bureau County: up 2.75% (13%)
  • Eddyville, Pope County: up 6% (13%)
  • Mansfield, Piatt County: up 3% (13%)
  • Oblong, Crawford County: up 3% (11%)
  • Ottawa, LaSalle County: up 5% (12%)

Additional information is available through the Illinois Department of Revenue.

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Sales tax rates, rules, and regulations change frequently. Although we hope you'll find this information helpful, this blog is for informational purposes only and does not provide legal or tax advice.
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.