MPEA Airport Departure Tax (8500)


Municipal Code Reference: None
CAPS Code Reference: 6672920051117
Tax Return Form Code: Form 8500
Procedure: The MPEA Airport Departure Tax applies to businesses engaged in providing ground transportation for hire to passengers departing from a commercial service airport in Chicago.
Tax Base:
  • Taxi/Livery Vehicles: $4.00 per vehicle departure
  • Bus/Van Capacity 1-12: $18.00 per vehicle departure
  • Bus/Van Capacity 13-24: $36.00 per vehicle departure
  • Bus/Van Capacity 25 or more: $54.00 per vehicle departure
  • Buses/Vans regulated by ICC or Ill. CC: $2.00 per passenger departure
Exemptions, Deductions and Credits: None
Rulings and Procedures:

Suburban Taxi, Suburban Livery, and Charter Bus Registration Process for Chicago Ground Transportation Tax and MPEA Airport Departure Tax

May 22, 2023 - Final Kiosk Notice

Final Kiosk Notice - CHI MPEA Tax 

MPEA Airport Departure Tax Stamp Process Change

MPEA Corporate Account Instructions

MPEA Taxi and Limo Driver Frequently Asked Questions

Airport Departure Rate Changes Effective 9-1-2010

Businesses registered for MPEA Airport Departure Tax with the Chicago Department of Finance.