In Illinois, the legislature proposed a cigarette SET increase in 2009 and 2010. In each case the proposed increase was $1.00 per pack, which would have raised the cigarette SET to $1.98 per pack, and because of local taxes, this would have made the cigarette SET in Chicago $3.66 per pack. These proposals were defeated.



Taxes and Revenue Information

Illinois Tobacco Revenue

  • State Excise Tax on Cigarettes: $0.98
  • State Excise Tax on Smokeless Tobacco: 18%
  • State Excise Tax on Little Cigars: 18% Wholesale Price
  • State Excise Tax on Large Cigars: 18%
  • Sales Tax on Cigarette Sales: $0.35


Illinois Revenue from Cigarettes

  • Excise Tax Collected (2009): $571,347,840
  • Master Settlement Agreement (MSA Payments 2009): $340,200,000
  • Cigarette Sales Tax Revenue (2009): $191,217,789
  • Total Revenue Collected (2009): $1,102,765,629


Contact Your Local Representative


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Contact Governor Pat Quinn


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illinois Cigarette Taxes

Source: Tax Burden on Tobacco, Historical Compilation, Vol 45, Orzechowski and Walker, Arlington, VA, 2010

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