sales tax http://peoriapublicradio.org en Auto dealers push for change in law on car leasing http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/auto-dealers-push-change-law-car-leasing <div>Auto dealers in Illinois are pushing for a change in the law on car leasing. Supporters of the plan say it would lower the cost of a lease, in some cases by sixty dollars a month. IPR'S Brian Mackey has more:</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Under current law, when you lease a car, there's a good chance the company is collecting sales tax on the full value of the vehicle. Those companies, however, through a complicated system of dealer credits, might only pass on a portion of that to state tax collectors. &nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 12:55:40 +0000 Brian Mackey 14384 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Auto dealers push for change in law on car leasing Lawmaker wants to change how gas is taxed http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/lawmaker-wants-change-how-gas-taxed <div>As gas prices rise and fall, there's one constant. However much you pay to fill your gas tank, it's taxed. Several proposals would change how. &nbsp;IPR'S Amanda Vinicky has more. &nbsp; &nbsp;</div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In Illinois, gasoline is taxed twice, so explains Rep. Jack Franks, a Democrat from </span>Marengo<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 12:05:10 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 11690 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Lawmaker wants to change how gas is taxed Sales tax revenue a topic for Peoria museum, county officials http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/sales-tax-revenue-topic-peoria-museum-county-officials <p></p><div>Peoria County voters approved a one percent sales tax increase to build the Peoria Riverfront museum in 2009. &nbsp;Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports that both Peoria County Board members and the museum’s president have seemingly different views on dollars generated from the tax:</div><div>County Board member Steve Morris says museum president Jim&nbsp;Richerson brought up the quarter cent sales tax in March:</div><p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 23:12:19 +0000 Alex Rusciano 4664 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Sales tax revenue a topic for Peoria museum, county officials District 150 supports sales tax increase for facility upgrades http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/district-150-supports-sales-tax-increase-facility-upgrades <p></p><div>Peoria School District 150 says it wants voters to consider a one-percent sales tax increase on some retail sales. &nbsp;Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports the District says new revenues are needed amid shrinking property tax and state aid funding:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>District 150 is expecting a $10 million decrease in general state aid next school year. &nbsp;District 150 also lost nearly four-million-dollars in property tax revenues the last two years. &nbsp;Officials say that means less money for roof repairs, technology upgrades and health-life safety projects. &nbsp;School Board member Rick Cloyd says he supports asking Peoria County voters to consider a one-percent sales tax increase:</div><p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 04:15:40 +0000 Alex Rusciano 2308 at http://peoriapublicradio.org District 150 supports sales tax increase for facility upgrades