Illinois Taxes per Person Top Surrounding States — 15 Comments

  1. Sunshine blogger, I’m curious about the number of cats per person and the number of political signs per person. Please get to the bottom of this. Stay tuned…45 days…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock, meow, meow, meeeeeoooooowwwwwwwwwwww…

  2. 1 – the link is broken, so I can’t look at what they’re looking at. Is it state taxes? State and local taxes? Something else?

    2 – IL taxes per person is pretty meaningless without also looking at per capita income. IL is still higher on this measure, but not as high as it looks. IL’s per capita income is about 5,000 higher than the next highest state. So if you live in IL, the average person still comes out way ahead even with the higher taxes.

  3. “We’re Number One in the Midwest, except for Minnesota”. HUH? Wouldn’t that make us number two?

  4. Update on my comment… I left MN off my list, which has a slightly higher per capita income than IL, and the average person in MN comes out slightly ahead of IL when taking per capita income minus per capita taxes.

  5. JustinFun – I appreciate your always insightful and on-topic comments.

  6. The situation is far worse than it appears when you factor in deferred taxes, aka the unfunded pension liability.

  7. there’s other ways to tell illinois is a toilet besides taxes.

    When you think about it’s kind of in the financial shape it’s in because it ISN’T taxed what it should be (at least at the state level) given the amount that it spends (whether you agree with the amount spent is besides the point).

    Look at the amount of people leaving.

    Look at job growth.

    Look at the employment level.

    Look at debt per capita.

    Look at the bond rating.

    Look at declining college enrollment.

    There are other things besides muh taxes.

    Republicans have to quit being such myopic dorks.

  8. In Woodstock Il., under Mayor Sager’s rule, property tax rates have exceeded 4% of total fair market value for many many years.
    This means that a median value homeowner here pays more that the indicated TOTAL Illinois taxation per individual for property taxes ALONE.

    Add to that State taxes, gas taxes, sales taxes, and you see that the median income household (unless there are free healthcare and retirement benefits provided by taxpayers) is crushed under the burden relative to homeowners all over America; that is, homeowners are stuck in Woodstock as the relative inflation of values across America has made moving unaffordable.

    The only relief being offered at present is that homeowners must make sure that the value of their taxable property goes down.

  9. Everything in Illinois is just wonderful and I urge everyone to stay. Please!

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