Illinois Climbs List of States with Heaviest Tax Load

February 24, 2011  |  

(Crain’s) — Even before this year’s state tax increase, Illinois had climbed to 13th place on a ranking of states with the heaviest 2009 state and local tax burden, a sharp jump from recent years, according to a new report.  The state hasn’t ranked that high since the Tax Foundation, a nonpartisan research group in Washington, D.C., started tracking state-local tax loads in 1977. Illinois ranked 22nd in 2008 and as low as 28th, back in 2000.

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