Telecommunications Tax


The State of Illinois has collected the 6% telecommunications tax on behalf of all municipalities since January 2, 2003.

The telecommunications tax is assessed to land line phone calls and has been a declining source of revenue for municipalities the past several years due to consumers abandoning land lines in favor of cellular service.  
 
The total revenue projected from this source is $547,000 in fiscal year 2016B (May 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016).
 
Please see the Illinois Department of Revenue website for compliance details.