Graduated Income Tax

Released January 23, 2008

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

Released October 29, 2010

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

Released 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.

Released May 23, 2012

Presentation on why Illinois needs tax reform, and the case for a graduated income tax.

Released March 11, 2009

How the state elects to resolve its record deficit will have a meaningful impact on the size and duration of the recession in the state's economy. Given this scenario, the state's best hope of growing its economy and countering the recession is to close its deficit by raising taxes progressively and maintaining or expanding spending on services.

Released October 1, 2011

This Report provides an analysis of the FY2012 Enacted General Fund budget.

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