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Analysis: How much more will Macoupin County residents pay in income taxes?

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By Metric Media News Service | Feb 14, 2020

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Macoupin County residents will have to pay $20,491,459 more in state income taxes if Gov. J.B. Pritzker's proposed tax hike is to generate the $10.3 billion in additional tax revenue that he has promised, according to a South Central Reporter analysis of Illinois Department of Revenue data.

Pritzker claims the additional tax revenue will "eliminate the budget deficit."

The city in Macoupin County that will be the most affected by Pritzker's proposal is Carlinville, with residents expected to pay an additional $4,163,569 in income taxes -- approximately $1,594 per person in the labor force. Eagarville will pay only $34,562 more -- approximately $549 per person in the labor force in comparison, the least among Macoupin County cities.

The following table shows how other cities in Macoupin County are affected.

How much more will residents from Macoupin County pay on the proposal?

City
Total Expected Income Tax burden
Total Increase
Per Person Increase
Carlinville
$10,625,462
$4,163,569
$1,594
Staunton
$8,801,790
$3,448,966
$1,518
Gillespie
$5,358,110
$2,099,566
$1,403
Bunker Hill
$4,901,364
$1,920,591
$1,954
Virden
$4,567,137
$1,789,625
$977
Girard
$4,168,419
$1,633,388
$2,062
Mount Olive
$3,800,175
$1,489,092
$1,506
Shipman
$2,325,508
$911,246
$2,839
Benld
$1,652,875
$647,676
$906
Medora
$1,481,025
$580,337
$2,224
Palmyra
$1,444,033
$565,842
$2,127
Modesto
$776,351
$304,212
$2,766
Hettick
$674,835
$264,433
$3,947
Chesterfield
$578,930
$226,853
$1,409
Piasa
$444,029
$173,992
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Wilsonville
$373,011
$146,164
$526
Nilwood
$121,728
$47,699
$438
Sawyerville
$111,387
$43,647
$383
Eagarville
$88,203
$34,562
$549

Per person increases have been calculated using the most recent data about people in the labor force as provided by the U.S. Census Bureau's ongoing American Community Survey.

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Organizations in this Story

State of IllinoisCity of GirardCity of GillespieCity of BenldCity of StauntonCity of CarlinvilleCity of Bunker HillVillage of WilsonvilleVillage of PalmyraVillage of ShipmanVillage of HettickVillage of NilwoodVillage of ModestoEagarville VillageSawyerville VillageCity of Mount OliveVillage of Chesterfield

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