Analysis: Sales tax funded 8 percent of City of Springfield budget in 2016
The City of Springfield's local sales tax brought in $42,253,155 in 2016, according to Illinois State Comptroller revenue data. Springfield, population 116,809, relied on its local sales tax to contribute 8 percent of total revenue that year.
Springfield levies a 2.25 percent sales tax. The average of one suburbs in Sangamon County is 2.25. The high is 2.25 percent; the low is 2.25 percent.
Sangamon Sun analyzed the sales tax collections in one Sangamon County suburbs and found they generated a total of $42,253,155 in tax revenue in 2016. That was the equivalent of 8% spent by local government.
Below is a list of Sangamon County municipalities' local tax revenue.
2016 revenue from sales tax
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