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


By Metric Media News Service | Feb 15, 2020

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Pike County residents will have to pay $7,140,523 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 West Central Reporter analysis of Illinois Department of Revenue data.

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

The city in Pike County that will be the most affected by Pritzker's proposal is Pittsfield, with residents expected to pay an additional $2,951,351 in income taxes -- approximately $1,410 per person in the labor force. Milton will pay only $75,716 more -- approximately $728 per person in the labor force in comparison, the least among Pike County cities.

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

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

Total Expected Income Tax burden
Total Increase
Per Person Increase
Pleasant Hill
New Canton
New Salem

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 PittsfieldCity of BarryCity of GriggsvilleVillage of BaylisVillage of PerryVillage of New SalemTown of New CantonVillage of PearlVillage of NeboVillage of KinderhookVillage of MiltonVillage of HullVillage of Pleasant Hill

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