Illinois Sales Tax Rate Changes for Certain Municipalities Effective January 1, 2021

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Effective January 1, 2021, sales tax rates for many municipalities located within Illinois will increase!

Please update your cash registers and computer systems to account for the change.  Make sure your sales staff knows to adjust their quotes for the change in rates if materials are going to be purchased or delivered after January 1, 2021.

Nearby municipalities that have increased their rates are Chicago Ridge-Cook County inside Chicago Ridge Mall Business District No. 1 (+0.50%), Evergreen Park-Cook County inside Evergreen Park Place Business District and Outside Business District (+0.25%), Riverside-Cook County inside Harlem Avenue Business District No. 2 and Ogden-Harlem Business District No. 3 (+1.00%), and Willowbrook-DuPage County inside Illinois Route 83/Plainfield Road Business District and Outside Business District (+1.00%).

Other municipalities in Madison, McLean, Effingham, Clay, Peoria, Saline, Macon, St. Clair, Marion, and Winnebago Counties have also changed their rates. Visit the following link to access the Illinois Informational Bulletin for specifics on the business districts or municipalities impacted.

You can also log on to the Illinois Department of Revenue website and look up the sales tax rates through their Tax Rate Finder Database on the "Businesses" tab.

Keep in mind, if you receive reseller certificate forms from your customers (CRT-61), it is your responsibility to verify that their IBT number is valid.  To verify a registered business, use this link to Illinois’ website and go to the “Businesses” tab.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact Kelly Switt, Bill Sebastiano, Ashley Trabaris, or Marie Marshall at 847-956-1040.

Article Submitted By: Marie Marshall

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