Income Tax

Released August 1, 2003

Information on the Illinois Earned Income Tax Credit, and its enhancement in 2003.

Released October 10, 2006

An overview fiscal systems in general and the of the Illinois' fiscal system.

Released January 31, 2007

An overview and chart of revenue options for Illinois.

Released April 23, 2007

An explanation of the Illinois Earned Income Tax Credit, and why it should be increased.

Released February 26, 2009

A Fact Sheet on Illinois' state Earned Income Tax Credit, and legislation from the 96th General Assembly that would have increased it.

Released July 16, 2007

An overview and charts of the potential revenue options for Illinois, and what that revenue could be used for.

Released January 23, 2008

This Issue Brief explains how Illinois' tax system is unfair, and how it can be improved.

Released July 2, 2009

This Issue Brief explains why increased revenue is needed to address Illinois' budget deficits.

Released July 19, 2011

The written summary of Ralph Martire's testimony on corporate income tax expenditures to the joint House and Senate revenue committee in August 2011.

Released February 1, 2012

Creating a graduated rate structure for the Illinois individual income tax is one  long-term, structural policy change that would simultaneously stimulate job growth in the state, tax people more fairly and reduce Illinois’ General Fund deficits.This Report explains why a graduated rate structure is needed in Illinois, and how it would impact taxpayers and the state's budget.

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