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

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By Metric Media News Service | Feb 12, 2020

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Grafton residents will have to pay $1,174,460 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 Jersey County that will be the most affected by Pritzker's proposal is Jerseyville, with residents expected to pay an additional $6,355,445 in income taxes -- approximately $1,560 per person in the labor force. Fidelity will pay only $14,930 more -- approximately $276 per person in the labor force in comparison, the least among Jersey County cities.

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

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

City
Total Expected Income Tax burden
Total Increase
Per Person Increase
Jerseyville
$16,219,147
$6,355,445
$1,560
Brighton
$10,138,996
$3,972,948
$3,648
Grafton
$2,997,231
$1,174,460
$3,693
Dow
$1,661,839
$651,189
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Elsah
$1,053,961
$412,993
$1,251
Fieldon
$1,033,130
$404,830
$5,867
Fidelity
$38,101
$14,930
$276

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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