Illinois Income Tax Calculator

Estimate your Illinois income tax burden

Updated for 2024 tax year on Feb 16, 2024

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Illinois state taxes

Quick Illinois tax facts

  • State income tax: 4.95%
  • State sales tax: 6.25%
  • Property tax: 2.16%
  • Gas tax: 38.7 cents per gallon
  • Tobacco tax: $2.98 per pack of 20 cigarettes
  • Insurance premium tax: 1.01%
Illinois United States

From Wikipedia

Illinois income taxes

Illinois uses a flat tax system for income, meaning all taxpayers are taxed at the same 4.95% rate, regardless of income level.

There’s no specific payroll tax in Illinois, but employers are obligated to contribute to the state’s unemployment insurance fund.

Illinois does not provide a standard deduction or personal exemption. However, it does offer several tax credits and exemptions based on specific circumstances, such as the Earned Income Credit and property tax credits.

Calculate your income tax in Illinois

Calculating your Illinois state income tax is similar to the steps we listed on our Federal income tax calculator:

  1. Determine your filing status
  2. Work out your adjusted gross income [Gross income − Retirement contributions = Adjusted gross income]
  3. Calculate your state taxable income [Adjusted gross income − (Itemized deductions + Exemptions) = State taxable income]
  4. Figure out your state/local tax liability [State taxable income × State tax rate = State tax liability]

State income tax brackets

Tax year Filing status Taxable income Rate
2023
2022
2021
2020
Single
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er)
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
Any 4.95%

State exemptions

There are state-level exemptions for all type of filers and dependents. Refer to Tax Foundation for more details.

Tax year Filing status Personal exemption amount
2023 Single
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$2,425
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er) $4,850
Dependent(s) $2,425
2022 Single
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$2,375
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er) $4,750
Dependent(s) $2,375
2021 Single
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$2,325
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er) $4,650
Dependent(s) $2,325
2020 Single
Married, Filing Separately
Head of Household
$2,275
Married, Filing Jointly or Widow(er) $4,550
Dependent(s) $2,275

Illinois sales tax

The state sales tax in Illinois stands at 6.25%. However, local jurisdictions can add their own taxes on top of the state rate, which can make the total sales tax rate significantly higher, especially in areas like Chicago.

Illinois property tax

Property taxes in Illinois average 2.16% of the property’s assessed fair market value, among the highest in the U.S

Illinois capital gains tax

Capital gains in Illinois are treated as regular income and are subject to the flat state tax rate.

Illinois gas tax

Illinois state gas tax is 38.7 cents per gallon, used to fund transportation infrastructure projects.

Illinois tobacco tax

The tax on a pack of 20 cigarettes in Illinois is $2.98, which is among the highest in the country.

Illinois insurance tax

Insurance companies in Illinois pay a tax rate of 1.01% on net insurance premiums.

FAQs

How do I calculate my Illinois income tax?

Calculating your Illinois state income tax is simple! Just follow the six steps listed below:

  1. Determine your filing status
  2. Gross income − Retirement contributions = Adjusted gross income
  3. Adjusted gross income − (Itemized deductions + Exemptions) = State taxable income
  4. State taxable income × State tax rate = State tax liability

How much is $63000 a year after taxes in Illinois?

With an annual wage of $63,000 in 2022, the total income tax will be $13,938.46 and the take home pay is $49,061.54.