The First District Appellate Court on January 26 declared void the law that raised liquor taxes and changed the sales tax treatment for candy, soft drinks, and personal hygiene and grooming products.
The issue is a constitutional one that will be appealed to the Illinois Supreme Court. The state will seek to leave tax laws unchanged until the Supreme Court rules.
In the interim, retailers and liquor distributors should continue to administer the tax laws as they have since September of 2009. We will notify liquor distributors and retailers if there is a change. You can check this website for updates.