Sales Tax Information


The overall sales tax rate for most purchases in the City of Champaign is as follows:

  • State:  6.25% (5.00% State, 1.00% City share of State, 0.25% County share of State)
  • County-Public Safety: 0.25%
  • County-School Facility: 1.00%
  • City-Home Rule: 1.50%
  • TOTAL:  9.00%

Home-Rule Sales Tax applies only to sales of general merchandise, and is not charged on sales of items which require title or registration (such as automobiles), or to the sales of groceries, drugs, or medical appliances.

The tax on sales of groceries, drugs and medical appliances is 1%.

The current Food and Beverage Tax is 0.50%, therefore the total tax on food and beverages sold for immediate consumption is 9.50%.

The tax on sales of vehicles is 6.25%.

Telecommunication taxes are as follows:

  • State:  7.00%
  • City:  6.00%
  • Total:  13.00%


Information from:  Illinois Tax Rate Finder –

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  • City of Champaign Finance Department

    102 N. Neil Street
    Champaign, IL 61820
    217.403.8995 Fax

    To contact Finance Department via email, use
    email addresses listed with each Division title.

    Business Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm