Tuesday, January 1, 2013
‘Todd Stroger sales tax’ increase all gone as of New Year’s Day but what the media leaves out is with all the new increases in taxes & fees in 2013 it's way worse than the Stroger tax increase!
Yes, as a matter of fact we are the Second City.
With the dawn of a new year, a lower sales tax rate in the region means Chicago no longer has the highest combined sales tax rate of any large city in the nation. Now it’s in second place. (It's all a fricken shell game)
As of Jan. 1, Cook County’s sales tax fell a quarter of a cent. In Chicago, that means the combined sales tax — meaning state, county, city and mass transit sales taxes — tacked on to most retail purchases, except groceries, dropped from 9.5 percent to 9.25 percent. That’s just below first-place Phoenix, where the rate is 9.3 percent, but above Los Angeles and New York, where rates are 9 percent and 8.875 percent, respectively, according to Chicago-based YETTER, a sales-tax consulting firm.
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