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DuPage County taxpayers would pay an extra $557M if Democrats’ tax hike becomes law

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By LGIS Newsfeed | May 30, 2017

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State Sen. John Cullerton (D-Chicago) is eager to raise state income taxes. Taxpayers in his north side district will pay the most. | City Club of Chicago

DuPage County taxpayers would see a total of $557 million in state income tax increases if a tax hike measure passed by the Democrat-controlled Illinois State Senate becomes law.

The community in DuPage County that would see the largest increase is Hinsdale, with a $35.9 million total increase and a $4,494 average increase.

Other communities that would see large collective increases include Central Naperville ($32 million increase), Elmhurst ($31.8 million increase), Aurora/Southwest Naperville ($29.5 million increase) and Glen Ellyn ($26.7 million increase).

Taxpayers from Hinsdale, Oak Brook ($3,822), Wayne ($2,298), Clarendon Hills ($2,059) and Willowbrook/Burr Ridge ($1,690) would see the highest average increases.

Led by Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago), Democrats passed the individual income tax hike last week-- from 3.75 percent to 4.95 percent-- along with a broader set of tax increases on businesses.

If their projections prove correct, individual Illinois taxpayers will send an additional $4.453 billion to Springfield each year as a result of the higher rates. Businesses will pay another $1 billon.

LGIS looked at 2014 income taxes paid by zip code to create a ranking of the highest-paying DuPage County communities.

Its analysis looked at the percentage of total state income taxes paid by zip code, as reported by the Illinois Department of Revenue. It then applied that percentage to the amount Senate Democrats expect their tax hike will raise to calculate an average increase.

The analysis used 2014 tax return data, which is the latest available and also represents a year in which state income taxes were higher-- five percent, or approximately the level to which the Democrats are hoping to raise them.

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Top income tax-paying communities in DuPage County

Which communities pay the highest income taxes in DuPage County?

RankingCommunitiesZipAverage State Income Tax IncreaseTotal Returns filed by Zip
1Hinsdale60521$4,4947,984
2Oak Brook60523$3,8225,287
3Wayne60184$2,2981,192
4Clarendon Hills60514$2,0594,607
5Willowbrook / Burr Ridge60527$1,69014,241
6Aurora / Naperville (Southwest)60564$1,64617,928
7Naperville (Central)60540$1,64219,518
8Glen Ellyn60137$1,48317,991
9Elmhurst60126$1,48621,386
10Wheaton (South)60189$1,34115,132
11Naperville (Southeast)60565$1,31318,690
12Wheaton (North)60187$1,21012,486
13Downers Grove (North)60515$1,21513,592
14Aurora (Northeast) / Eola60502$1,1979,664
15Winfield60190$1,0525,589
16Medinah60157$1,0891,309
17Naperville (North)60563$1,04017,295
18Itasca60143$9565,336
19Downers Grove (South)60516$90014,726
20Lisle60532$93413,942
21Darien60561$87112,183
22Bartlett60103$91619,609
23Bloomingdale60108$86111,301
24Roselle60172$77512,462
25Warrenville60555$7566,808
26Woodridge60517$76315,954
27Villa Park / York Center / Oakbrook Terrace60181$75814,316
28York Center60181$75814,316
29Lombard60148$73025,523
30Westmont60559$74611,964
31Aurora (Southeast) / Fox Valley60504$73616,389
32Carol Stream60188$70521,119
33West Chicago60185$68015,867
34Wood Dale60191$6107,454
35Addison60101$56917,849
36Bolingbrook (East)60440$55322,961
37Bensenville60106$4989,705
38Glendale Heights60139$50215,602
39Hanover Park60133$49016,995

Source: Illinois Department of Revenue; Blockshopper.com

How much more will your community pay?

If state income taxes are increased to 4.95 percent from 3.75 percent, how much more will taxpayers in your community pay for state government?

RankingCommunitiesZipEstimated State Income Tax Increase
1Hinsdale60521$35,881,230
2Naperville (Central)60540$32,056,075
3Elmhurst60126$31,774,713
4Aurora / Naperville (Southwest)60564$29,506,041
5Glen Ellyn60137$26,676,240
6Naperville (Southeast)60565$24,547,747
7Willowbrook / Burr Ridge60527$24,066,011
8Wheaton (South)60189$20,292,064
9Oak Brook60523$20,207,865
10Lombard60148$18,630,805
11Naperville (North)60563$17,991,627
12Bartlett60103$17,953,720
13Downers Grove (North)60515$16,521,041
14Wheaton (North)60187$15,109,312
15Carol Stream60188$14,892,264
16Downers Grove (South)60516$13,249,171
17Lisle60532$13,018,065
18Bolingbrook (East)60440$12,707,722
19Woodridge60517$12,166,387
20Aurora (Southeast) / Fox Valley60504$12,060,418
21Aurora (Northeast) / Eola60502$11,565,985
22Villa Park / York Center / Oakbrook Terrace60181$10,846,796
23York Center60181$10,846,796
24West Chicago60185$10,782,565
25Darien60561$10,608,055
26Addison60101$10,159,984
27Bloomingdale60108$9,729,665
28Roselle60172$9,662,905
29Clarendon Hills60514$9,486,107
30Westmont60559$8,926,074
31Hanover Park60133$8,333,750
32Glendale Heights60139$7,837,367
33Winfield60190$5,879,128
34Warrenville60555$5,147,828
35Itasca60143$5,103,850
36Bensenville60106$4,837,216
37Wood Dale60191$4,544,948
38Wayne60184$2,739,292
39Medinah60157$1,425,966

TOTAL

$557,772,795

Sources: Illinois Department of Revenue; Blockshopper.com; Illinois Senate Democrats

*Assumes tax increase will meet Senate Democrats' projections.

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