Revenue Policy

The Illinois State Budget and Tax Primer

Release: March 1, 2013

With over 70 tables and charts, the Illinois State Budget and Tax Primer details the technical elements of the budget process, revenue system and challenges the state faces in clear terms.  

The Case for Creating a Graduated Income Tax in Illinois

Release: February 1, 2012

Creating a graduated rate structure for the Illinois individual income tax is one  long-term, structural policy change that would simultaneously stimulate job growth in the state, tax people more fairly and reduce Illinois’ General Fund deficits.This Report explains why a graduated rate structure is needed in Illinois, and how it would impact taxpayers and the state's budget.

Funding Our Future: Reforming Illinois Tax Policy

Release: October 29, 2010

This Report is a thorough analysis of the Illinois’s long-term spending patterns, budget problems and tax policy.

Issue Brief: A Comparison of Major Illinois Tax Proposals

Release: September 30, 2010

This Issue Brief analyzes various 2010 tax proposals.

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