Pritzker releases county-level data on fair tax proposal

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker released county-level data to breakdown how counties will stand if the governor’s fair tax plan is adopted. 

Statewide, Pritzker said 97 percent of Illinois taxpayers will pay the same or less in state income taxes under the plan, with only 3 percent of taxpayers paying more. Pritzker said his county-by-county data shows in over half of the state’s 102 counties, less than 1 percent of filers will pay more.

The governor claims that of the over 5.68 million filers in tax year 2016, less than 18,000 millionaires will pay the top rate while 5.52 million taxpayers — 97 percent statewide — will pay the same or less in state income taxes.

See how central Illinois counties will be impacted by the fair tax plan: 

  • Champaign County: 98.12 percent of taxpayers will pay the same or less
  • Fulton County: 99.42 percent of taxpayers will pay the same or less
  • Knox County: 99.09 percent pay the same or less
  • LaSalle County: 99.06 percent of taxpayers will pay the same or less
  • Livingston County: 98.91 percent pay the same or less
  • Macon County: 98.49 percent of taxpayers will pay the same or less
  • McLean County: 97.94 percent of taxpayers pay the same or less
  • Peoria County: 97.32 percent of taxpayers pay the same or less
  • Putnam County: 98.76 percent of taxpayers pay the same or less
  • Sangamon County: 98.13 percent of taxpayers will pay the same or less
  • Stark County: 98.51 percent pay the same or less
  • Tazewell County: 98.35 percent pay the same or less
  • Woodford County: 97.48 percent pay the same or less

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