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

Politics

By Metric Media News Service | Feb 21, 2020

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Gorham residents will have to pay $146,886 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?

City
Total Expected Income Tax burden
Total Increase
Per Person Increase
Carbondale
$21,641,285
$8,480,100
$685
Murphysboro
$16,380,628
$6,418,721
$1,785
Makanda
$3,527,866
$1,382,388
$4,474
DeSoto
$2,823,882
$1,106,533
$1,479
Ava
$2,577,513
$1,009,994
$3,885
Campbell Hill
$1,614,064
$632,468
$4,080
Elkville
$1,364,327
$534,609
$1,327
Vergennes
$871,847
$341,632
$4,019
Grand Tower
$467,620
$183,236
$1,007
Gorham
$374,854
$146,886
$1,985
Pomona
$361,749
$141,751
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Dowell
$276,683
$108,418
$559
Jacob
$207,991
$81,501
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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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