Nearly one-third of the cell phone bills in Illinois are taxes
Illinois cell phone users pay the highest cell service taxes in the nation, according to a new report from the Tax Foundation.
Illinois - state and local wireless tax rate is 22.37%, more than 2% higher than the next closest state, Arkansas. When combined with the9.83% federal rate, Illinoisans pay a 32.2% tax on cell phone service. After Arkansas, the next closest states are Washington, Nebraska and New York. Idaho users pay the lowest in the nation, with a state rate of just 2.71%.