Starting next July, the four-for-$10 deal will cost you $15.76 in Cook County. That’s the price after applying Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s new penny-an-ounce beverage tax. It doesn’t include sales taxes.

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4 years ago

Chicago and Cook County: How to Nickel and Dime the Taxpayer – Cook County Beverage Tax (a new tax): .01 per oz. starting July 2017. Cook County Sales Tax was hiked effected January 1, 2016 .1025 (highest in the nation). Chicago Hotel Tax: 17.4%. Bullet Tax: .01 – .05 per bullet. Chicago Property Tax Hike 2016, 2017, 2018, & 2019: Police and Fire Pensions. Chicago Property Tax Hike: CPS school construction. And the list goes on: garbage fee hikes, water bill hikes, $5 hike to take Uber or Lyft to the airport, taxi hike, streaming / Netflix tax (part of… Read more »