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    New automobile tax in Cook County

    I'm not sure why I am having trouble finding up to date information about the sales tax rate, but does anyone know how much a new vehicle is taxed at its sale in Cook County?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kevincwelch View Post
    I'm not sure why I am having trouble finding up to date information about the sales tax rate, but does anyone know how much a new vehicle is taxed at its sale in Cook County?
    This is the best that I could find:
    http://tax.illinois.gov/taxforms/Sal...T-25-Instr.pdf

    Use 6.25 percent (.0625) unless listed below
    Cook County = 7.25 percent (.0725) except for Bensenville, Elmhurst,
    Hinsdale, Oak Brook, Roselle, or Woodridge = 7.50 percent (.075)
    DuPage County = 7.25 percent (.0725) except for outside of DuPage
    Water Commission = 7.0 percent (.07) or West Chicago = 7.0 percent (.07)
    Will County = 7.0 percent (.07) except for Naperville or
    Woodridge = 7.25 percent (.0725)
    Kane, Lake, and McHenry counties = 7.0 percent (.07)
    Madison and St. Clair counties = 6.5 percent (.065) except for outside
    the Metro East Transit District = 6.25 percent (.0625)

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    And Clinton County = 6.25%

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    You will need to pay three taxes in Cook County: (i) vehicle sales tax for your area (look up here), (ii) Cook County Use Tax of 1% (Ordinance here), and (iii) $15.00 New Motor Vehicle Tax (Ordinance here).

    These three items will all be listed on your MVPA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Longhorn92 View Post
    You will need to pay three taxes in Cook County: (i) vehicle sales tax for your area (look up here), (ii) Cook County Use Tax of 1% (Ordinance here), and (iii) $15.00 New Motor Vehicle Tax (Ordinance here).

    These three items will all be listed on your MVPA.
    Time to move out of Cook County! ! !

    A "use" tax?? ? ?

    We get taxed when buying it and then taxed when using it? Amazing.....

    Definitely gotta consider this....

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    Quote Originally Posted by chmod a+wrx View Post
    We get taxed when buying it and then taxed when using it? Amazing.....
    Interestingly enough, I think we would be forced to pay the use tax even if we didn't plan on using the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kcveins View Post
    This is the best that I could find:
    http://tax.illinois.gov/taxforms/Sal...T-25-Instr.pdf
    Cook County = 7.25 percent (.0725) except for Bensenville, Elmhurst,
    Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Longhorn92 View Post
    You will need to pay three taxes in Cook County: (i) vehicle sales tax for your area (look up here), (ii) Cook County Use Tax of 1% (Ordinance here), and (iii) $15.00 New Motor Vehicle Tax (Ordinance here). These three items will all be listed on your MVPA.
    I've heard of the Use Tax, but I had also heard that it was loosely enforced. I guess not. Shameful that it exists. What's another grand?

    I assume this is enforced based on your own MVPA (or others) or word directly from Tesla?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kevincwelch View Post
    I assume this is enforced based on your own MVPA (or others) or word directly from Tesla?
    My MVPA lists the 1% Use Tax as "Cook County Additional Tax," but yes, unfortunately, it is there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Longhorn92 View Post
    My MVPA lists the 1% Use Tax as "Cook County Additional Tax," but yes, unfortunately, it is there.

    I suppose it could be worse. In my original calculations, I was using a tax rate of 9.25%. This is what sales tax we have locally. So, 7.25% + 1% is a little nicer. I also found this nice little tax app on the web.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kevincwelch View Post
    I also found this nice little tax app on the web.
    Yes, that is the same link as in my original post above...
    Quote Originally Posted by Longhorn92 View Post
    You will need to pay three taxes in Cook County: (i) vehicle sales tax for your area (look up here)...
    I am also in the same boat: 7.25% + 1.00%.

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