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Tax Day Demonstrations Ask for Graduated Tax

Tax Day Demonstrations Ask for Graduated Tax

People mailing their tax returns Tuesday at several post offices in Illinois were greeted by supporters of moving the state to a progressive income tax.

At a demonstration outside of a Chicago post office, the message was “you could have had a tax cut” under a progressive state income tax, which would charge a higher rate on higher levels of income, like the federal tax.

Bob Galley of Chicago said many people that he spoke with needed an explanation of the progressive tax. “People are just learning they would get a tax cut this way,” Galley said. “94 percent of the people would get a tax cut under the bill that’s in Springfield right now.”

Legislation sponsored by State Sen. Don Harmon (D-Oak Park) has until May 1 to pass both the House and Senate, as a progressive income tax would require an amendment to the state’s Constitution to be approved by voters in November.

Demonstrations were held outside post offices yn Belleville, Chicago, Decatur, Joliet, and Rock Island.

 

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