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


By Metric Media News Service | Feb 13, 2020


Jackson County residents will have to pay $20,568,237 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 Jackson County that will be the most affected by Pritzker's proposal is Carbondale, with residents expected to pay an additional $8,480,100 in income taxes -- approximately $685 per person in the labor force. Jacob will pay only $81,501 more in comparison, the least among Jackson County cities.

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

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

Total Expected Income Tax burden
Total Increase
Per Person Increase
De Soto
Campbell Hill
Grand Tower

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 MurphysboroVillage of DesotoVillage of MakandaVillage of GorhamCity of AvaVillage of ElkvilleVillage of VergennesCity of Grand TowerVillage of Campbell HillVillage of Dowell

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