Cigarette Taxes in Illinois

On June 24, 2012, the state cigarette tax was raised to $1.98/pack. This state tax is in addition to the current Federal cigarette tax of $1.01/pack. A county tax is in addition to the state and federal taxes, and city taxes are in addition to the county, state and federal tax.

Currently, the City of Chicago has the 2nd highest combined cigarette tax in the country.

Jurisdiction      Tax Per Pack      Combined Tax Per Pack
Federal $1.01  
Illinois  $1.98 $2.99
    Cook County $3.00 $5.99
Chicago $0.68 $6.67
Evanston $0.50 $6.49
Cicero $0.16 $6.15
Rosemont $0.05 $6.04

Cigarettes are taxed per pack of 20 cigarettes.

Chicago Proposed Tax Increase

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