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10.25% sales tax. Be proud, we have higher sales tax than NYC.

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Ehh, since I live by the edge of the city, I do most of my shopping in the burbs. But I it's ridiculous now!
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You couldn't pay me enough to look for another apartment in the city... even if I didn't work in Deerfield. Can't wait to get out. As it is now, I don't purchase ANYTHING within the city limits (or cook county, for that matter).

All my grocery shopping, fuel, SBUX... all done north of Lake-Cook Road.

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Damn.

First you get hit 33% or so on income tax...
Then, what's left goes to 10+% sales tax...
Then you have your property tax if you own a home...
Then the special gasoline tax built into gas prices...
If you are a smoker, forget about it...
Auto registration fees...
Dog license fees...
Parking meters or parking garage...
Food prices going up...
Home values going down...

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This the reason why I do most of my shopping at the duty free shops at the airport.
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Hey Cook County - good for ya!
You voted these morons in. Ever hear the dead guy's retard son talk?
Hope you enjoy your increased taxes!

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Obama's tax plans are scary.
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Ehh, since I live by the edge of the city, I do most of my shopping in the burbs. But I it's ridiculous now!
Depending on which edge you're on the burbs may still be in Cook County.

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Simple answer... sales tax is high... we start to buy more online and out of state.

I know there are certain things we'll just have to pony up for but I can tell you most of the bigger items I personally buy are all online. Sorry local vendors.. you're screwed.

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Glad I live in will county. Wasn't the Boston tea party over 4% tax?
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Simple answer... sales tax is high... we start to buy more online and out of state.

I know there are certain things we'll just have to pony up for but I can tell you most of the bigger items I personally buy are all online. Sorry local vendors.. you're screwed.
yup, def online shopping more now

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In the end, this will probably bite them in the ass. People will shop online more and/or buy big ticket items in other counties. Eat it Stroger you focken crook.

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Hey, this an important tax increase. Patronage and cronyism aren't cheap, ya know.

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Reading this thread is exactly why Tax CUTS work. if they wanted to increase tax revenue, they should have cut tax's, bringing more people INTO the city into shop.




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Good old "Crook" county. My taxes just went up, I think I'm paying almost 30 more dollars a month on my mortgage because the bank wants more escrow.

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Yep, not buying anything in the city. Ebay and suburbs for everything. They have reached the threshold for what people will pay. Like Mao said, this will backfire. They could raise it 5%+, it won't matter if almost everyone decides to buy elsewhere. It sucks if I buy a car from a dealer, because I still have to pay that Cook County tax for the purchase .

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Reading this thread is exactly why Tax CUTS work. if they wanted to increase tax revenue, they should have cut tax's, bringing more people INTO the city into shop.
Its funny because the increased revenue they projected assumed that everyone would bend over and take it. They aren't going to even get close to those projections, and then use that as a excuse to raise them again. Welcome to the People's Republic of Cook

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Its funny because the increased revenue they projected assumed that everyone would bend over and take it. They aren't going to even get close to those projections, and then use that as a excuse to raise them again. Welcome to the People's Republic of Cook
You are absolutely right, it is just stupid, especially in a day where almost everyone has high speed internet and a credit card. Can't they predict how much revenue they would receive if they had the lowest taxes in the land. Advertise it on TV like a KFC commercial, and watch everyone flock to the city, that makes much more sense.

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Illinois sales and use tax scheme includes four major divisions. Retailer's Occupation Tax, Use Tax, Service Occupation Tax and the Service Use Tax. Each of these taxes is administered by the Illinois Department of Revenue. The Retailer's Occupation Tax (commonly referred to as a "sales tax") is imposed upon the privilege of engaging in the occupation of being a retailer and is measured by the gross receipts of the retailer. The base rate of 6.25% is broken down as follows: 5% State, 1% City, 0.25% County. A complementary Use Tax is imposed at the same 6.25% rate. The Use Tax is imposed upon the privilege of using or consuming property purchased at retail from a retailer upon which no Retailer's Occupation Tax was paid. The Service Occupation Tax is imposed upon the privilege of engaging in service businesses and is measured by the selling price of tangible personal property transferred as an incident to providing a service. The Service Use Tax is imposed upon the privilege of using or consuming tangible personal property transferred as an incident to the provision of a service. An example would be a printer of business cards. The printer owes Service Occupation Tax on the value of the paper and ink transferred to the customer in the form of printed business cards. The serviceperson may satisfy this tax by paying Use Tax to his supplier of paper and ink or, alternatively, may charge Service Use Tax to the purchaser of the business cards and remit the amount collected as Service Occupation Tax on the servicepersons tax return. The service itself, however, is not subject to tax.

A vast array of additional local taxes are also imposed. Local taxes include Home Rule Municipal Retailer's Occupation Tax, Home Rule County Retailer's Occupation Tax, Chicago Home Rule Use Tax (Chicago is the only city in Illinois authorized to impose a use tax), and various water, motor fuel, transportation and park district taxes. The combined tax rate in Illinois therefore varies from the State minimum of 6.25% to a current high of 9.5%, although this will increase by 0.25% as of April 1, 2008 in the six-county Chicago area.[citation needed]

Grocery, drugs, and medical appliances have sales tax of 1% plus local home rule tax depending on the location where purchased. Newspapers and magazines are exempt from sales tax. Illinois' system is exceptionally complicated, and is detailed on their website.[27]

The city of Chicago has the highest total sales tax of all major U.S. cities.[28] It is also one of the most complex. 10.25% is levied on all non-perishable goods purchased, while 2% is levied on grocery items, drugs, and medical appliances.[29] There is an additional 1% tax, the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA) "Food and Beverage Tax", on food and beverage purchases in the downtown area (roughly to North Avenue on the north, Halsted on the west, Roosevelt on the south, & Lake Michigan on the east). Car rentals in the city are taxed at 20%. Hotel rooms are taxed at 15.4%. Soft drinks (packs or cases) are taxed at 13.25%.

In October 2007, a 10 cent per-bottle tax was proposed for bottled water as a potential source of additional revenue to help balance government budget deficits. The proposal was recently reduced to only a 5 cent per-bottle tax. Also, new alcohol tax increases in Chicago are being debated, such as a 7 cent tax increase on six-pack of beer, a 6 cent increase on a bottle of wine depending on alcohol content, and 22 cents on a liter of spirits. [30]
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Depending on which edge you're on the burbs may still be in Cook County.
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Now all of you remember this logic during the general election when Barrock Hussein Obama is speaking.




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Now all of you remember this logic during the general election when Barrock Hussein Obama is speaking.
Cognitive Dissonance is the hallmark of most democrat voters.

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