The more money you make in Illinois, the lower share of it you pay in state and local taxes. If that sounds unfair, that’s because it is. In fact, low- and middle-income workers pay, on average, two to three times the percentage of their income in state and local taxes that the wealthiest Illinoisans pay. Blog – Illinois’ Taxes are Upside Down
Illinois legislators can take an important step toward righting this wrong by strengthening the state’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), as a new report by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy clearly shows.