Illinois needs Fair Tax reform

Lift the burden from the middle class. Make the millionaires pay their share.

We need fair tax reform because the old way of taxing income in Illinois is unfair and inadequate. Working people need relief and Illinois needs revenue for critical public services like education, human services, health care, infrastructure, public safety and jobs.

If the Fair Tax ballot measure is approved by voters in this election, the wealthiest top 3% of taxpayers will pay a little more on income over a quarter-million dollars a year, while the rest of us—97%—get a tax cut or pay no more than we do now. Join the movement to rebuild our state!

The election is already underway. Click here for information on how to vote and AFSCME endorsements!

Fair Tax Info

Interactive Map

This map shows the percentage of taxpayers in each county who will pay less (or the same) if fair tax reform is passed. Click here to download a Fair Tax handout, which includes this map.


Source: County-level taxpayer information is based on Illinois Department of Revenue data from the 2017 tax year.