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Mass Transit District Taxes

 
 

The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) imposes taxes at the following rates:

  • 1.00 percent sales tax on general merchandise in Cook County
  • 1.25 percent sales tax on qualifying food, drugs, and medical appliances* in Cook County
  • 0.75 percent sales tax on general merchandise and qualifying food, drugs, and medical appliances* in Du Page, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties

The Metro-East Mass Transit District (MED) imposes taxes at the following rates:

  • 0.25 percent sales tax on general merchandise and sales of qualifying food, drugs, and medical appliances* in Madison County
  • 0.75 percent sales tax on general merchandise (excluding items that are titled or registered) and sales of qualifying food, drugs, and medical appliances* in St. Clair County
  • 0.25 percent sales tax on sales of titled or registered general merchandise in St. Clair County and Madison County

Madison and St. Clair counties’ distributions are made separately each month. There is no administrative fee imposed for administering this tax.

 

 

 
 
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