Sangamon County taxpayers to pay an extra $47M with passage of tax hike law
Sangamon County taxpayers will see a total of $47 million in state income tax increases after SB 9, a tax hike measure, passed the Democrat-controlled Illinois State Senate to become law.
Sangamon County communities that will see the largest collective increases include West Central Springfield/Leland Grove ($14.3 million), North Central Springfield ($6.2 million), Chatham ($5.2 million) and Southeast Springfield ($4.3 million).
Taxpayers from Rochester ($879), Chatham ($816), Cantrall ($811), Sherman ($792) and West Central Springfield/Leland Grove ($725) will see the highest average increases.
Senate Bill 9, a revenue bill that would generate $5.4 billion by raising the income tax rate to 4.95 percent from 3.75 percent and the corporate tax rate to 7 percent from 5.25 percent, passed 36-18 on Tuesday. It passed the House on Sunday. Gov. Bruce Rauner then vetoed the bill, but the Senate quickly overrode his veto. The House is expected to vote on an override Thursday.
LGIS looked at 2014 income taxes paid by zip code to create a ranking of the highest-paying Sangamon County communities.
Its analysis looked at the percentage of total state income taxes paid by zip code, as reported by the Illinois Department of Revenue. It then applied that percentage to the amount Senate Democrats expect their tax hike will raise to calculate an average increase.
The analysis used 2014 tax return data, which is the latest available and also represents a year in which state income taxes were higher-- five percent, or approximately the level to which the Democrats are hoping to raise them.
Top income tax-paying communities in Sangamon County
Which communities pay the highest income taxes in Sangamon County?
|Ranking||Communities||Zip||Average State Income Tax Increase||Total Returns filed by Zip|
|5||Springfield (West Central) / Leland Grove||62704||$725||19,740|
|21||Springfield (North Central)||62702||$393||15,820|
Source: Illinois Department of Revenue; Blockshopper.com
How much more will your community pay?
With state income taxes increased to 4.95 percent from 3.75 percent, how much more will taxpayers in your community pay for state government?
|Ranking||Communities||Zip||Estimated State Income Tax Increase|
|1||Springfield (West Central) / Leland Grove||62704||$14,313,961|
|2||Springfield (North Central)||62702||$6,216,088|
Sources: Illinois Department of Revenue; Blockshopper.com; Illinois Senate Democrats
*Assumes tax increase will meet Senate Democrats' projections.