The same week of the April 15 deadline for filing taxes, Illinoisans learned that they live in the worst state in the nation to be a taxpayer.
WalletHub’s newest study shows that Illinois ranks dead last - 51st among states for our combined state and local tax rates.
The study shows the average Illinoisan will pay an estimated $7,719 in state and local taxes just for the privilege of living in Illinois. This adds up to 2.5 times more than the most tax-friendly states. Sadly, WalletHub also found that Illinois residents don’t get much bang for their buck—the state ranks 41st for return on taxpayers’ investment.