2016 Lincoln, Illinois Sales Tax
Local Sales Tax - Lincoln
|Tax Jurisdiction||Sales Tax|
|Illinois State Sales Tax||6.25%|
|County Sales Tax||1.50%|
|Lincoln Sales Tax||0.50%|
|Special Sales Tax||N/A|
|Combined Sales Tax||8.25% [Is this data incorrect?]|
The Lincoln, Illinois sales tax is 8.25% , consisting of 6.25% Illinois state sales tax and 2.00% Lincoln local sales taxes.The local sales tax consists of a 1.50% county sales tax and a 0.50% city sales tax.
- The Lincoln Sales Tax is collected by the merchant on all qualifying sales made within Lincoln
- Lincoln collects a 2% local sales tax, the maximum local sales tax allowed under Illinois law
- Lincoln has a higher sales tax than 89.5% of Illinois' other cities and counties
Lincoln Illinois Sales Tax Exemptions
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 Lincoln.
Lincoln Sales Tax Calculator
All merchants operating in Lincoln 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.
Lincoln Sales Tax Region ZIP Codes
The Lincoln sales tax region partially or fully covers 1 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
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- Learn more about the Illinois sales tax
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- Lincoln sales tax rate map (by SalesTaxHandbook)
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