What is the Business District Development and Redevelopment Sales Tax?

The Business District Development and Redevelopment Law authorizes a municipality to impose a tax designed to fund the development or redevelopment of certain designated areas within a municipality. The municipality may impose this tax if it has a development or redevelopment plan for an area of the municipality that:

  • is contiguous (i.e. the properties within the area border each other),
  • includes only parcels of real property that will directly and substantially benefit from the proposed plan, and
  • is blighted, as defined in the Illinois Municipal Code (see 65 ILCS 5/11-74.3-5)

The business district sales tax is imposed by the municipality in the form of the Business District Retailers’ Occupation Tax and Business District Service Occupation Tax.

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