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


By Metric Media News Service | Feb 13, 2020

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Williamson County residents will have to pay $65,560,268 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 Carbondale Reporter analysis of Illinois Department of Revenue data.

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

The city in Williamson County that will be the most affected by Pritzker's proposal is Marion, with residents expected to pay an additional $27,435,960 in income taxes -- approximately $3,492 per person in the labor force. Colp will pay only $187,290 more -- approximately $1,601 per person in the labor force in comparison, the least among Williamson County cities.

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

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

Total Expected Income Tax burden
Total Increase
Per Person Increase
Johnston City
Creal Springs

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 CartervilleCity of HerrinCity of Creal SpringsVillage of EnergyCity of HurstVillage of ColpVillage of PittsburgJohnston CityCambria Village

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