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Analysis: Sales tax funded 8 percent of City of Washington budget in 2016

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By Local Labs News Service | Jul 4, 2017

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The City of Washington's local sales tax brought in $2,034,939 in 2016, according to Illinois State Comptroller revenue data. Washington, population 15,816, relied on its local sales tax to contribute 8 percent of total revenue that year.

Washington levies a 1.25 percent sales tax. The average of five suburbs in Tazewell County is 0.95. The high is 1.25 percent; the low is 0 percent.

Will County Gazette analyzed the sales tax collections in five Tazewell County suburbs and found they generated a total of $13,878,944 in tax revenue in 2016. That was the equivalent of 9% spent by local government.

Below is a list of Tazewell County municipalities' local tax revenue.

Municipality
Population
Local sales tax rate
2016 revenue from sales tax
Percent of total revenue
City of Washington
15,816
1.25%
$2,034,939
8%
City of Pekin
34,094
1.25%
$5,572,611
10%
City of East Peoria
23,402
1.25%
$5,943,521
9%
Village of MacKinaw
1,950
0%
$109,623
5%
Village of Creve Coeur
5,451
1%
$218,250
3%

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