Monday, March 3, 2008

Chicago: The nation's top sales tax Hell

If you need a reason other than the perennial Illinois All-Toll-And-No-Way to avoid Chicago, here's the best: the nation's highest sales tax.

With a huge hike in the county's share approved by the Cook County Board at the behest of Chairman Todd Stroger, Chicago's sales tax will climb to 10.25 per cent.

That beats Memphis' 9.25 per cent -- but, unlike Illinois, Tennessee doesn't have a state income tax.

As far as I'm concerned, Chicago can take that tax and shove it.

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