Illinois Taxes and Surcharges

Following is a partial list of taxes and governmental surcharges for your state. Taxes, fees, and surcharges are subject to change and rates may differ by the municipality. Consult your bill for the charges applicable to your service and the most current rates. Click on the links for more information.

State Excise Tax 7% Telecom Excise Tax Act
State IMF 0.50% Telecommunications Infrastructure Maintenance Fees (
State Universal Serv. Fund Charge 2.3569% Illinois USF (ISCECA) – Vantage Point (
Chicago Simplified Telecommunications Tax 7% applies to Chicago customers only Telecommunications Tax (7501)
Simplified Municipal Telecommunications Tax A rate not to exceed 6% applies to all Illinois municipalities excluding Chicago Simplified Municipal Telecommunications Tax (
State Sales Tax 6.25%-11% with local tax rate varying by city/county Retailers’ Occupation Tax Act
911 Surcharge/Chicago $5 per access line City of Chicago :: Emergency Telephone System Surcharge – Landline (2908)
911 Surcharge/non-Chicago $1.50 per access line
Telecom Relay Services & Equip $0.004 to $0.10 Illinois Relay | Illinois Telecommunications Access Corporation (

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