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Analysis: How much more will St. Clair County residents pay in income taxes?


By Metric Media News Service | Feb 13, 2020

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St. Clair County residents will have to pay $128,285,398 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 Metro East Sun analysis of Illinois Department of Revenue data.

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

The city in St. Clair County that will be the most affected by Pritzker's proposal is Belleville, with residents expected to pay an additional $52,559,242 in income taxes -- approximately $2,479 per person in the labor force. Lovejoy will pay only $78,708 more in comparison, the least among St. Clair County cities.

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

How much more will residents from St. Clair County pay on the proposal?

Total Expected Income Tax burden
Total Increase
Per Person Increase
O Fallon
Fairview Heights
East Saint Louis
New Athens
East Carondelet
Saint Libory
Scott Air Force Base

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 IllinoisVillage of CaseyvilleCity of Fairview HeightsVillage of SmithtonCity of BellevilleVillage of DupoVillage of MillstadtVillage of FreeburgVillage of MarissaVillage of LenzburgVillage of New AthensVillage of SummerfieldVillage of East CarondeletCity of MascoutahCity of Lebanon

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