Northbrook Sales Tax to Increase by .25%

Northbrook Sales Tax to Increase by .25%

The .25% increase in the Village’s home rule sales tax will go into effect on July 1, increasing the home rule sales tax from .75% to 1.0%. Exceptions to the local tax include sales of automobiles, groceries and medicine. All other retail sales are included. The increase brings Northbrook in line with the prevailing municipal rate charged by area communities including Deerfield, Wheeling, Wilmette, and Highland Park. The last sales tax increase was implemented in January 2007, when the home rule sales tax was raised from .5% to .75%. The increase was dedicated to paying the debt service on approximately $20 million in bonds issued for infrastructure improvements, including many in the Sky Harbor business park. Combined with the state, RTA and County tax, Northbrook’s sales tax rate will be 10%. The tax is expected to generate $2 million annually.

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