Reforming IL’s Sales Tax Law to include Taxing Services

Ralph Martire, of the Ctr for Tax & Budget Accountability, shows his research into the revenue that would be gathered if Illinois taxed services — such as haircuts, or lawn services — instead of just taxing manufacturing. Martire says IL’s tax system is reflective of a 1950s economy, and fails to capture the majority of economic activity that is transacted within the Illinois economy.