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Fair Tax Initiative

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The Fair Tax Initiative is a statewide, coalition-driven initiative to repair the broken and unfair income tax system that Illinois currently operates under. We need to remove the financial burden placed on working families in Illinois.

Planned Parenthood of Illinois Action supports the Fair Tax Amendment because implementing a fair tax is the fiscally responsible choice for all of Illinois. The Fair Tax aligns with Illinoisian values and Planned Parenthood’s values, so we are standing with working families and supporting the Fair Tax Amendment this November.


Fair Tax Calculator

How much tax relief would you see under the Fair Tax Amendment? Check out this calculator from the Governor’s office to find out.

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Why do we need the Fair Tax?

Under our current tax system, Illinoisians pay a flat income tax. This means that everybody pays the same tax rate, regardless of their income. When we break down those socioeconomic demographics, that means the wealthiest top 1% only pays roughly 7% of their income, while the average, hard working Illinoisian can pay upwards of 13% of their income in state and local taxes.

It’s common sense. Passing a Fair Tax would mean close to 97% of Illinois taxpayers would see some form of tax relief.

Take Action

1. Check Your Voter Registration

The Fair Tax is in our hands, so take a couple seconds to make sure you are registered to vote and your registration is up to date. Click here to get started.

2. Pledge to Vote

Once you're sure you're registered, it's time to pledge to vote. Click here to make the pledge and commit to registering 3 of your friends!

3. Vote!

We know this seems obvious. But it's the most important thing you can do. The Fair Tax is a ballot initiative, meaning it will be a question on your ballot this November.

Check out our 2020 Illinois Voter Information guide to learn everything you need to know about voting safely this fall.