The Progressive Tax Leaves Tax Increases on the Table
"The amendment does not itself change tax rates"
The ballot language (below) does not define which income brackets will be subjected to raised taxes. The changing tax rates come from an entirely separate piece of legislation voted on in Springfield
-- paving the way for potential tax increases at every tax bracket.
The Progressive Tax Amendment gives politicians the ability to raise taxes year to year with the approval of legislation. Under the proposed amendment, Illinois taxpayers will not have future opportunities to cast ballots against any future income tax increases. Illinoisans and Illinois businesses may face higher taxes regardless of income.