By: Diane Benjamin
A reader asked me yesterday to list all the taxes Bloomington charges, so I will.
The current total local sales tax rate in Bloomington, IL is 8.750%.
Sales Tax Breakdown
Sales tax was increase 1% as of January 1st under Renner.
Amusement Tax 4% A new tax under Renner
Motor Fuel Tax A new tax of 4 cents per gallon added under Renner
Utility Taxes: Gas, Water, Telecommunication, Electric, and Municipal Gas Use Tax – increased under Renner
Food and Beverage Tax – 2% on top of Sales Taxes for a total of 10.75%
Hotel Motel Tax – 6% for the “privilege” of renting a room. (“Privilege” is FROM the City website) 2% goes to the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau
Package Liquor – 4%
Misc other taxes:
Video Gaming – Renner wants to increase
Vehicle Use Tax
Use Tax – tax for buying out of state
Garbage Fees – increased under Renner, he wants more
Tari wants another 4 years as mayor?
In 3 years he stole a lot more of your money, just think what he will do with 8 years!
The State of Illinois also use “privilege” to justify taxes. Citizens should be outraged they need permission to live as they chose. Government creates “rights” to control you.
What about Normal?
Normal lists .25 as a County tax: http://il-normal.civicplus.com/index.aspx?nid=129 and only 5% for the State. Their website in incorrect! State income tax isn’t 5% either. Maybe the others are correct.