Civic Federation Releases 2024 Report on Consumer Taxes in Chicago

April 18, 2024

The Civic Federation today released Consumer Taxes in Chicago: A Compilation of Selected Taxes in Place in the City of Chicago as of January 1, 2024. This annual report lists and describes selected consumer taxes within the City of Chicago. For ease of use by non-specialists, the taxes in this report are grouped under the following categories: sales taxes, tobacco and nicotine-related taxes, cannabis-related taxes, beverage-related taxes, utility-related taxes, accommodations-related taxes, transportation-related taxes and other taxes. It is important to note for tax professionals that the groupings are not related to how the taxes are imposed or collected but are simply for ease of use by the public. The tax rates presented in this report are effective as of January 1, 2024.

The taxing authorities that impose taxes on consumers in the City of Chicago include the federal government, State of Illinois, Cook County, City of Chicago, Regional Transportation Authority, Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, and Illinois Sports Facilities Authority. Many goods that are subject to specific excise taxes (e.g., alcohol tax and motor fuel tax, etc.) are also subject to the general sales tax.

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