In response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Chicago has joined the State of Illinois in issuing a Stay at Home order effective Saturday, March 21st at 5pm CT. In addition, City of Chicago facilities are closed to the public. Staff are prioritizing essential services to protect the health and safety of our residents and employees. As such, we may be delayed in responding to non-essential inquiries and service requests. To stay up to date on the City of Chicago’s COVID-19 response, please visit the City Coronavirus Response Center site.
Notice: A group of businesses in the tobacco industry has filed a complaint in the Circuit Court of Cook County challenging the City’s authority to impose its recently-enacted Other Tobacco Products Tax. The City has agreed to defer the July 1, 2016 implementation date of the tax so that the issues raised by the complaint can be briefed and decided on the merits, in a reasoned and measured manner, rather than on an emergency basis. If the tax is upheld by the Circuit Court, businesses will have 60 days from the date of the Court’s decision to begin collecting the tax. The Department will update this posting in accordance with developments.
Note: There is no floor tax requirement for the Other Tobacco Products Tax.