Local Sales Taxes

The general merchandise sales tax rate for Cook and Lake County is 10 percent and 8 percent respectively. The sales tax rate on qualifying food and drugs is 2.25 percent in Cook County and 1.75 percent in Lake County. The village receives one percent of the state's base sales tax rate and an additional one percent for Home Rule sales tax. The Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) posts these rates with details on their website.  Please see the links to the IDOR website for sales tax:

Cook County (Link)
Lake County (Link)

In addition, the tax rate on food and beverages sold at restaurants in the Cook County portion of Buffalo Grove is 11 percent (e.g. 10 percent for sales tax and 1 percent for food and beverage tax). In the Lake County portion of Buffalo Grove, the total tax rate on food sold at restaurants is 9 percent (e.g. 8 percent for sales tax and 1 percent for food and beverage tax).

Who's Listening

Scott D. Anderson

Scott D. Anderson

Director of Finance and General Services
50 Raupp BlvdBuffalo Grove, IL 60089
Ph: 847-459-2500Fx: 847-459-0322
Hours: Monday 8:00am-6:30pm, Tuesday thru Friday 8:00am to 4:30pmDrop Off: 24 hour drop box available on the north side of Village Hall