Illinois Tax Law Change



With The New Illinois Tax Law Starting 2020, Now Is Better Than Ever to Trade in Your Vehicle

Thought about trading in your vehicle? If you live in the state of Illinois it may be advantageous for you to trade in your vehicle in 2019 vs. in 2020. Starting January 1, 2020, a new tax law goes into effect that will change the way Illinois taxes the value of a used vehicle trade in.

What is the new Illinois tax law?

To summarize:  Illinois currently is not collecting state sales tax on a car's trade-in value. This means that a trade in could act as an untaxed credit toward a new vehicle purchase. Starting January 1, 2020, sales tax will be charged on trade-in values over $10,000.

How does the new Illinois tax law affect me?

This new tax law could affect how much you get for trading in your vehicle toward a new one. By completing your transaction in 2019, you could avoid higher taxes on your trade in, thus reducing the overall cost of your new vehicle.


Here is an example of how this tax change could impact Illinois consumers:

Example Trade BEFORE Jan. 1 2020

New Car Price$35,000
Trade-In Value$20,000
Taxable Amount$15,000
2019 Sales Tax (est. 8.74%)
$1,311

Example Trade AFTER Jan 1 2020

New Car Price$35,000
Trade-In Value$10,000
Taxable Amount$25,000
2020 Sales Tax (est. 8.74%)
$2,185
Difference in Tax
$874

For more details, contact our team and learn about how much we can save you before 2020.

 
 Offers are for estimate purposes only.  The 8.74% tax used in the example may be different.  See retailer for details.



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