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Analysis: How much more will Douglas County residents pay in income taxes?


By East Central Reporter Reports | Feb 14, 2020


Douglas County residents will have to pay $12,688,320 more in state income taxes if Gov. J.B. Pritzker's proposed tax hike is to generate the $10.3 billion in additional tax revenue that he has promised, according to an East Central Reporter analysis of Illinois Department of Revenue data.

Pritzker claims the additional tax revenue will "eliminate the budget deficit."

The city in Douglas County that will be the most affected by Pritzker's proposal is Tuscola, with residents expected to pay an additional $3,722,114 in income taxes -- approximately $1,485 per person in the labor force. Murdock will pay only $20,138 more in comparison, the least among Douglas County cities.

The following table shows how other cities in Douglas County are affected.

How much more will residents from Douglas County pay on the proposal?

Total Expected Income Tax burden
Total Increase
Per Person Increase
Villa Grove

Per person increases have been calculated using the most recent data about people in the labor force as provided by the U.S. Census Bureau's ongoing American Community Survey.

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State of IllinoisCity of ArcolaCity of TuscolaCity of Villa GroveVillage of CamargoCity of NewmanVillage of Hindsboro

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