Effective July 1, 2019, 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 July 1, 2019.
Nearby municipalities that have increased their rates are Antioch-Lake County inside Antioch Business District (+1.00%), Berwyn-Cook County (+0.75%), Elburn-Kane County (+1.00%), Frankfort- in both Cook and Will County (+1.00%), Lake Forest-Lake County (+0.50%), Lemont- in the three counties of Cook, DuPage, and Will (+1.00%), Lincolnwood-Cook County (+0.25%), McHenry-McHenry County (+0.25%), and Romeoville-Will County inside Normantown Road Business District 1 (+1.00%).
Other municipalities in Alexander, Stephenson, Jersey, Madison, Rock Island, and Carroll Counties have also changed their rates along with Bureau, Fayette, Franklin, Jasper, Menard, Sangamon, and Union Counties. 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. www.mytax.illinois.gov
Keep in mind, if you receive reseller certificate forms from your customers (CRT-61) www.tax.illinois.gov/TaxForms/Sales/CRT-61.pdf, 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. www.mytax.illinois.gov
Article Submitted By: Marie Straka
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