Tax Information Bulletins

PLEASE NOTE: The following Tax Information Bulletins are listed below and retained on this web site for historical purposes.  In many cases, rates or other provisions have changed since the bulletins were issued.  Taxpayers and tax collectors should consult the current versions of all relevant tax ordinances, rulings and regulations, which supersede the information contained in these bulletins.  Any taxpayers or tax collectors with questions should contact the City's Department of Finance or Department of Law for guidance.

November 2015 Information Bulletin - Revised

Personal Property Lease Transaction Tax as it relates to leases for re-lease of nonpossessory computer leases.

November 2016 Information Bulletin

Amusement Tax as it relates to Business Subscribers of Satellite TV

July 2016 Information Bulletin

Lease Tax on Cell Towers

November 2015 Information Bulletin

Personal Property Lease Transaction Tax as it relates to nonpossessory computer leases.

November 2015 Information Bulletin

Nontitled Use Tax as it relates to construction contractors.

June 2015 Information Bulletin

Parking Tax as it relates to resellers of parking privileges “aggregators.”

January 2015 Information Bulletin

Parking Tax Amendments effective 1-1-2015

June 2013 Information Bulletin

Parking Tax new percentage based rates effective 7-1-2013

December 2011 Information Bulletin

Parking Tax rate changes effective 1-1-2012

May 2009 Information Bulletin

Real Property Transfer Tax as it pertains to cell sites.

April 2009 Information Bulletin

Real Property Transfer Tax as it pertains to cooperatives.

March 2009 Information Bulletin

Amusement Tax as it pertains to Mobile TV.

March 2009 Information Bulletin

Restaurant Tax.

July 2008 Information Bulletin

Telecommunications Tax and DSL charges.

April 2008 Information Bulletin

Hotel Tax Matrix.

January 2008 Information Bulletin

Amusement Tax and Franchise Fees.

December 2006 Information Bulletin

Amusement Tax.

April 2006 Information Bulletin

Transaction Tax as it applies to cab owners and leasing of space.

March 2006 Information Bulletin

Boat Mooring Tax.

October 2005 Information Bulletin

Real Property Transfer Tax.

August 2005 Information Bulletin

Tire Fee.

October 2003 Information Bulletin

Clarification of the Personal Property Lease Transaction Tax.

January 2002 Information Bulletin

Ground Transportation Tax.

February 2000 Information Bulletin

Parking Tax Amendments/Record-Keeping Requirements.

December 1999 Information Bulletin

Parking Tax for Registered Parking Lots and Garage Operators.

August 1999 Information Bulletin

Providers of Paid Television Pogramming.

December 1998 Information Bulletin

Amendments to Amusement Tax Ordinance.

August 1998 Information Bulletin

Electricity Use Tax & Infrastructure Maintenance Fee.

June 1998 Information Bulletin

Governmental exemptions from Chicago taxes and fees.

May 1997 Information Bulletin

Personal Property Lease Transaction Tax / Down Payments and Trade-in Allowances

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