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


By Metric Media News Service | Feb 20, 2020

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Simpson residents will have to pay $324,537 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 Johnson County that will be the most affected by Pritzker's proposal is Vienna, with residents expected to pay an additional $1,399,587 in income taxes -- approximately $2,372 per person in the labor force. New Burnside will pay only $93,956 more -- approximately $1,917 per person in the labor force in comparison, the least among Johnson County cities.

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

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

Total Expected Income Tax burden
Total Increase
Per Person Increase
New Burnside

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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