Ill. Proposes New Services Tax

SPRINGFIELD, ILL. (KMOX) – Illinois lawmakers are considering expanding the state sales tax to cover services ranging from landscaping to hair removal, helping to fill a multi-billion dollar hole in the budget.

The idea comes as part of a revenue proposal tied to a Senate compromise, which would break the state’s two-year stalemate over an annual spending plan.

The provision would tax eight service categories at the same 6.25 percent rate applied to most sales in Illinois.

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