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Telecommunications Tax
6% Telecommunications Tax
In 2006, the City of Elgin implemented an additional 1% telecommunications tax for a total of 6% telecommunications tax for Elgin residents. This new revenue source will allow the city to make a strong commitment to public safety needs and to diversify its revenue base.

Unincorporated Elgin
If you live in unincorporated Elgin, but have an Elgin address, you may be charged the additional 6% telecommunications tax incorrectly on your phone bills. In order to get this corrected, you must submit a written complaint to your service provider.

If you disagree with your service provider's response, complete a Form RT-12 to request determination of proper tax jurisdiction by the Illinois Department of Revenue.

For additional inquiries, contact the Finance Department at (847) 931-5625.