SPRINGFIELD - In case you haven't noticed, Illinoisans don't pay sales tax when they get their hair cut, learn to play a musical instrument, get their lawns mowed - you know, all those services in which cash transactions can occur. Service cottage businesses often include favor exchanges, too - another frustrating challenge for taxation addicts.
But that small tax-less window in Illinois may be soon close after the November election, we've been warned. Governor Rauner is open to the idea of taxing services - 32 of them - in Illinois.
It's a totally different story just west of Illinois, though. The state of Missouri is seriously considering amending their state constitution to ban service taxes.