sales tax

Photo Of $20 And $10 Bills. (AP Photo)

City Losing Revenue As Loophole Lets Companies Go To Low-Tax Towns

More and more companies are finding a loophole, out of the high sales tax in some counties, but Chicago officials may try to put a stop to that.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2011

A Man Uses A Computer Mouse. (AP Photo)

Durbin: Eliminate Online Sales Tax Break

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) says it’s time to end the Internet sales tax break.

WBBM Newsradio–08/10/2011

Illinois Senate Chambers

Sales Tax Bill Denounced As Ruinous To Government, Transit

A bill that has passed the Illinois Senate is being called a boon to taxpayers by some, but others denounced it as a potentially ruinous measure for local government and transit agencies.

WBBM Newsradio–04/22/2011


State: Pay Your Tax On Items Bought Abroad

One of the side benefits of travel abroad is about to disappear – buying and shipping items home absent any sales tax.

WBBM Newsradio–03/23/2011

Gas Taxes

All Different Taxes Jack Up Gas Prices Even More

Chicago has some of the highest gas prices in the nation, and it’s no surprise – not with all we’re paying at the pump.

CBS 2–03/09/2011

A Man Uses A Computer Mouse. (AP Photo)

Companies Say They’ll Be Hurt By Online Tax

So-called “affiliate marketers” are big business in Illinois, but they say their existence is threatened by what is known as the “Amazon tax.”

WBBM Newsradio–03/04/2011

Gery Chico, Carol Moseley Braun and Rahm Emanuel

Opponents Hammer Emanuel On Taxes, Freddie Mac

The gloves have come off in the race for Mayor, with the rest of the field setting its sights on frontrunner Rahm Emanuel, attacking his “luxury services” tax proposal and his ties to mortgage giant Freddie Mac.

CBS Chicago–02/10/2011

Rahm Emanuel (left); Gery Chico (CBS)

Chico Blasts ‘Rahm Tax’

Is Rahm Emanuel proposing a sales-tax cut or an increase? It’s a little bit of both, CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.


Illinois State Capitol

Make Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday Permanent?

The holiday for the Illinois sales tax during back-to-school time in the late summer would be an annual event, under a bill that has been introduced in the state House.

WBBM Newsradio–01/28/2011

Rahm Emanuel (Credit: Craig Dellimore/Newsradio 780)

Emanuel Proposes Changes To City Sales, Gas Taxes

Mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel is proposing tax reforms that he says will be both good for businesses and consumers.

WBBM Newsradio–01/19/2011

A Woman Works On Her Laptop In A Cafe. (AP Photo)

State Wants Online Shoppers To Pay Sales Tax

Online is a shopping is a favorite for those who want to avoid sales tax. But the taxman may cometh for them soon.


Ald. Toni Preckwinkle (4th) is the Democratic candidate for Cook County Board president.

Preckwinkle: Rest Of Tax Rollback May Take A While

Cook County Board President-Elect says county can’t afford it right now.

WBBM Newsradio–11/04/2010