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

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By Metric Media News Service | Feb 13, 2020

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Hardin County residents will have to pay $1,144,314 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 Hardin County that will be the most affected by Pritzker's proposal is Elizabethtown, with residents expected to pay an additional $509,258 in income taxes -- approximately $5,250 per person in the labor force. Rosiclare will pay only $295,940 more -- approximately $889 per person in the labor force in comparison, the least among Hardin County cities.

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

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

City
Total Expected Income Tax burden
Total Increase
Per Person Increase
Elizabethtown
$1,299,630
$509,258
$5,250
Cave In Rock
$865,425
$339,115
--
Rosiclare
$755,242
$295,940
$889

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 RosiclareVillage of Elizabethtown

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