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


By Metric Media News Service | Feb 14, 2020

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Pulaski County residents will have to pay $2,009,428 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 a Southern Illinois News analysis of Illinois Department of Revenue data.

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

The city in Pulaski County that will be the most affected by Pritzker's proposal is Mounds, with residents expected to pay an additional $361,794 in income taxes -- approximately $909 per person in the labor force. Joppa will pay only $68,319 more -- approximately $589 per person in the labor force in comparison, the least among Pulaski County cities.

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

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

Total Expected Income Tax burden
Total Increase
Per Person Increase
Grand Chain
Villa Ridge
Mound City

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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Organizations in this Story

State of IllinoisCity of Mound CityCity of MoundsVillage of UllinVillage of OlmstedVillage of PulaskiVillage of Karnak

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