State sales tax rate6.25%
* While the base rate applies statewide, it’s only a starting point for calculating sales tax in Illinois. For an accurate tax rate for each jurisdiction, add other applicable local rates on top of the base rate.
Download the Illinois tax rate table
Need fast access to the current sales tax rates in Illinois? Get them here. The Illinois tax rate table includes county tax rates, city tax rates, and more in a .CSV file organized by ZIP code.
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Illinois sales tax basics
The Illinois (IL) state sales tax rate is currently 6.25%. Depending on local municipalities, the total tax rate can be as high as 11%.
Other, local-level tax rates in the state of Illinois include home rule, non-home rule, water commission, mass transit, park district, business district, county public safety, public facilities or transportation, and county school facility tax. In addition, local government units may impose taxes or fees that the department does not collect.
Businesses selling tangible personal property at retail are required to register with the Illinois Department of Revenue.
How to register to collect sales tax in Illinois
If you need to collect sales tax in Illinois, first you need to register your business. Learn what steps you need to take to register in Illinois.
Now that you’ve registered and you’re collecting sales tax in Illinois, find out how to file, or remit, your sales tax. Get answers to your common sales tax filing questions.
Check on the sales tax filing deadlines for Illinois. Get the dates for filing annually, quarterly, or monthly.
Are you looking for tax rates within a certain county? We have a list of all the counties in Illinois along with their sales tax rate.
Each city or town in Illinois may charge additional sales tax. Find the local tax rate for each city.
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