Tax and Budget

Released April 23, 2007

An explanation of the Illinois Earned Income Tax Credit, and why it should be increased.

Released February 26, 2009

A Fact Sheet on Illinois' state Earned Income Tax Credit, and legislation from the 96th General Assembly that would have increased it.

Released November 29, 2007

This Issue Brief provides an overview of who pays property taxes in Illinois, the steps in the property tax cycle, and what property tax revenue is used for.

Released July 16, 2007

An overview and charts of the potential revenue options for Illinois, and what that revenue could be used for.

Released September 11, 2007

This Issue Brief provides an overview of the tax expenditures available to corporations in Illinois.

Released January 23, 2008

This Issue Brief explains how Illinois' tax system is unfair, and how it can be improved.

Released July 2, 2009

This Issue Brief explains why increased revenue is needed to address Illinois' budget deficits.

Released September 30, 2010

This Issue Brief analyzes various 2010 tax proposals.

Released October 29, 2010

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

Released July 19, 2011

The written summary of Ralph Martire's testimony on corporate income tax expenditures to the joint House and Senate revenue committee in August 2011.

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