Governor's Tax Bill Up $3,300 as IL Rate Climbs

By: The AP
By: The AP

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Gov. Pat Quinn's Illinois tax bill jumped more than $3,300 in the first year of the state's higher income tax rate.

Quinn released returns Friday showing he paid $7,750 in Illinois income taxes for 2011. That's when the tax rate rose from 3 percent to 5 percent. A year earlier, the Chicago Democrat paid just under $4,400.

The returns also show Quinn gave less to charity -- about $11,600 compared to $17,400 in the previous year.

His federal taxes fell slightly, to $38,095.

Quinn made more than $157,000 in salary as governor and also withdrew $42,500 from a pension plan.


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  • by Douglas Location: Northern Il on May 5, 2012 at 05:56 AM
    I'm wondering how much of a refund he got back. You think with a slick CPA all of it.
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      by Douglas on May 6, 2012 at 06:38 AM in reply to Douglas
      What pension is he is getting money from? I'm willing to bet it isn't one he is trying to cut!
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      by Douglas on May 7, 2012 at 02:52 AM in reply to Douglas
      Also wondering if his pension is part of the stae workers plan that he wants to cut?
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