Taxes in Illinois

Each state’s tax code is a multifaceted system with many moving parts, and Illinois  is no exception. The first step towards understanding Illinois’s tax code is knowing the basics.

How does Illinois rank?  Below, we have highlighted a number of tax rates, ranks, and measures detailing Illinois’s income tax, business tax, sales tax, and property tax systems. Click the tabs below to explore!


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