May 05, 2013
Illinois' normal income tax is 3%...the 5% is a temporary rate to help with the pension funding mess. There is a property tax deduction in Illinois that Indiana doesn't have. Large states like Florida, New York, Texas have much higher property tax levels than Illinois. Also many states including Indians have LOCAL income taxes on top of the state income tax. Indiana schools like Texas and Florida (I have lived in both) have horrible schools, social services, and environmental quality.