Illinois State Tax Guide

Illinois state tax rates and rules for income, sales, property, fuel, cigarette, and other taxes that impact residents.

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Illinois state tax: Overview

Illinois state taxes are high in some areas and low in others. For example, Illinois has one of the highest sales tax rates in the U.S., but it's also one of the states that don't tax retirement income.

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Cigarettes and little cigars$2.98 per pack
Vapor products15% of wholesale price
Beer$0.23 per gallon
Wine$1.39 per gallon
Liquor$8.55 per gallon

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Katelyn Washington
Former Tax Writer

Katelyn has more than 6 years of experience working in tax and finance. While she specialized in tax content while working at Kiplinger from 2023 to 2024, Katelyn has also written for digital publications on topics including insurance, retirement, and financial planning and had financial advice commissioned by national print publications. She believes knowledge is the key to success and enjoys providing content that educates and informs.

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