Cook County Wheel Tax Repealed
Effective June 30, 2023, Cook County’s wheel tax will no longer be in effect. Citing suburban repeals of similar vehicle taxes and the lackluster contributions of the vehicle tax to the county’s budget ($3.6 million annually or 0.045% of the county’s $8 billion budget), commissioners approved the repeal of the wheel tax.
“The Cook County Wheel Tax is regressive and unnecessary. And it disproportionately impacts the Black and Brown residents of Cook County who can least afford to pay it,” said President Preckwinkle. “The resources we spend enforcing it outweigh its gains, and we’re proud that we can give the taxpayers some of their hard-earned money back.”
The ordinance was sponsored by Commissioner Kevin Morrison with the following co-sponsors: Aguilar, Anaya, Arroyo Jr., Britton, Daley, Degnen, Deer, Gainer, Johnson, Lowry, Miller, Moore, S. Morrison, Silvestri, Sims, and Sufferdin.
Cook County Farm Bureau® actively supported the ordinance.