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Where You Buy

The “Where you buy” columns in the Tax Look-Up Table refer to the address of the Dealer where you purchase your vehicle. That Dealer operates as a business in a community and is subject to the sales tax collection requirements of that community.

  • Chicago – the Dealer is within the city limits of Chicago.
  • Cook + DCWC – the Dealer is within Cook County, and also located in the DuPage County Water Commission district. It is very unlikely your Dealer will be located here because this is a very small area and can only happen for the Cook County portions of the following towns:

    • Bensenville
    • Elmhurst
    • Hinsdale
    • Oak Brook
    • Roselle
    • Woodridge
  • Cook County – the Dealer is within Cook County but not in Chicago and not in the DCWC.
  • DuPage + DCWC – the Dealer is within DuPage County, and also located in the DuPage County Water Commission district.
  • Collar County – the Dealer is within the following counties that border Cook: Lake, McHenry, Kane, Will. And also including the portions of DuPage that are not part of the DuPage County Water Commission district. The following towns lie partly in DuPage county  but are not part of the DCWC:

    • Aurora
    • Bartlett
    • Batavia
    • Bolingbrook
    • Burr Ridge
    • Chicago (yes, really!)
    • Elk Grove Village
    • Hanover Park
    • Lemont
    • Northlake
    • Schaumburg
    • St. Charles
    • West Chicago
    • Willow Springs
  • Beyond – the Dealer is within Illinois and outside of Cook County and the Collar Counties. Note that a few downstate Illinois communities also have special sales tax situations, and those are not covered in the table.

 

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