July 1, 2018 IL Sales Tax Increase

By Emma Smith

On July 1, 2018, several Illinois jurisdictions increased local sales tax rate on general merchandise sales. This tax affects business district sales tax, county school facilities tax, home rule sales tax, and non-home rule sales tax.

Local increases include:

  • Bartlett, IL increased their rate by 1% with the new combined rates at 10% in Cook County and 8% in DuPage and Kane counties.
  • Carol Stream increased by .25% to a new combined rate of 8%.
  • Elgin increased by .25% to a new combined rate of 10.50% in Cook County and 8.5% in Kane County.
  • Geneva increased by .50% to a combined rate of 8%.
  • Glen Ellyn increased .25% to a combined rate of 8.25%.
  • Maple Park increased by 1% to a combined rate of 7.25% in DeKalb County and 8% in Kane County.
  • Naperville increased by .25% to a combined rate of 7.75% for both DuPage and Cook Counties.

There are several other communities in northern Illinois with sales tax rate changes, please check your jurisdiction using the link below.

Check Your Sales Tax Rates

If you haven’t already, you must adjust your cash register and any computer program in order to pay the correct sales tax. Also, make sure to contact your software vendor. To check your location’s sale tax rate, visit http://www.tax.illinois.gov and go to the Tax Rate Database.

To view the entire summary from the State of Illinois, visit: http://www.revenue.state.il.us/Publications/Bulletins/2018/FY-2018-26.pdf

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