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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-28-2014, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
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Motorcycle Sales Tax - IL

What is the sales tax on a 2013 motorcycle here in IL? Historically I've only paid about $25 at time of title/register but I believe that only applies to bikes over a certain age. It's been a while since my last purchase.

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If it was a private sale you will have to pay $25 to the state at the Dept. of Revenue office inside the Sec. of State office when you go and transfer the title. If you bought from a licensed dealer he should be handling all of that for you.
BUT!!!....................It gets sticky from here. It's been a long while since I bought a bike so I am not sure if there is a City tax (nothing to worry about if you don't live in Chicago) however... there is a Cook County private sale transaction tax that was originally quite steep. I know they lowered it to a flat fee for bikes after a big outcry and I think it's a flat $90 but, check to make sure. They get notified by the state and then they bill you.

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