Bloomberg Anywhere Remote Login Bloomberg Terminal Demo Request


Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.


Financial Products

Enterprise Products


Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000


Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Bloomberg Customers

Most & Least Taxing States 2013

By Rebecca Helmes of Bloomberg BNA - 2013-04-19T17:41:14Z

Photograph by Peter Cade

Company Symbol % Change
14 of 54


Income tax: 5% (flat tax)
Sales tax: 6.25%
Property tax per capita: $1,827
Estate tax: 0.8% to 16% with a $4 million exemption

Illinois residents are finally feeling the full effect of the state’s personal income tax increase to 5 percent after the federal payroll tax reduction expired at the beginning of the year. Tax evaders beware -- citizens can blow the whistle on tax fraud (except in income tax cases) more easily in Illinois than in other states by filing what’s called a qui tam action under the state’s False Claims Act. Successful qui tam plaintiffs can receive from 15 percent to 30 percent of the tax award.