Sales Tax Rate In $locality Illinois 2016 Lake Forest, Illinois Sales Tax

Local Sales Tax - Lake Forest

LAKE FOREST Sales Tax Rate

7.50%

2016 Lake Forest sales tax
Exact tax amount may vary for different items
Tax Jurisdiction Sales Tax
Illinois State Sales Tax 6.25%
County Sales Tax N/A
Lake Forest Sales Tax 0.50%
Special Sales Tax 0.75%
Combined Sales Tax 7.50% [Is this data incorrect?]

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The Lake Forest, Illinois sales tax is 7.50% , consisting of 6.25% Illinois state sales tax and 1.25% Lake Forest local sales taxes.The local sales tax consists of a 0.50% city sales tax and a 0.75% special district sales tax (used to fund transportation districts, local attractions, etc).

  • The Lake Forest Sales Tax is collected by the merchant on all qualifying sales made within Lake Forest
  • Lake Forest collects a 1.25% local sales tax, the maximum local sales tax allowed under Illinois law
  • Lake Forest has a higher sales tax than 72.1% of Illinois' other cities and counties

Lake Forest Illinois Sales Tax Exemptions

LAKE FOREST - Local sales tax map

In most states, essential purchases like medicine and groceries are exempted from the sales tax or eligible for a lower sales tax rate. Many municipalities exempt or charge special sales tax rates to certain types of transactions. Groceries and prepared food are subject to special sales tax rates under Illinois law. Certain purchases, including alcohol, cigarettes, and gasoline, may be subject to additional Illinois state excise taxes in addition to the sales tax.

Note that in some areas, items like alcohol and prepared food (including restaurant meals and some premade supermarket items) are charged at a higher sales tax rate than general purchases. Illinois's sales tax rates for commonly exempted categories are listed below. Some rates might be different in Lake Forest.

Groceries:2.25% Clothing:7.5% Prepared Food:9.5% Prescription Drugs:1.25% Non-Prescription Drugs:1.25%

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All merchants operating in Lake Forest must automatically calculate the sales tax due on each purchase made and include it in separately in the receipt. Goods bought for resale or other business use may be exempted from the sales tax. If you purchase goods online or through the mail and do not pay any sales tax, you are expected to pay use tax to the Illinois Department of Revenue . For more details, see the Illinois sales tax.

Lake Forest Sales Tax Region ZIP Codes

The Lake Forest sales tax region partially or fully covers 2 zip codes in Illinois. Remember that ZIP codes do not necessarily match up with municipal and tax region borders, so some of these zip codes may overlap with other nearby tax districts. You can find sales taxes by zip code in Illinois here

6003760045

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