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Enterprise Zone Tax Exemptions, Credits and Deductions

Enterprise Zone Program

For more information contact Essie Banks at 312.744.7076.

     The City of Chicago has six Enterprise Zones. The primary purpose of an Enterprise Zone Program is to "stimulate economic growth and neighborhood revitalization" by offering state and local tax incentives to companies expanding or relocating within depressed areas.

Incentives:

    1. Sales Tax Exemption for building materials - Contact: Essie Banks, Enterprise Zone Administrator, Department of Planning and Development, 312.744.7076 or Esperanza.Banks@cityofchicago.org
      To apply, complete the EZ Sales Tax Exemption Certification Application
    2. Real Estate Transfer Tax Exemption - Visit the Chicago Department of Finance, Tax Collection and Enforcement at http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/fin/provdrs/tax_division/svcs/ez_dec.html.
    3. Machinery & Equipment Sales Tax Exemption - Contact: Kendalynn Jackson, Enterprise Zone Manager, Illinois Business Development Office, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity at 217.524.0165 or Kendalynn.Jackson@illinois.gov
    4. Utility Tax Exemption - Contact: Kendalynn Jackson, Enterprise Zone Manager, Illinois Business Development Office, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity at 217.524.0165 or Kendalynn.Jackson@illinois.gov
    5. Enterprise Zone Investment Tax Credit - Contact: Illinois Department of Revenue at 1.800.732.8866 or 217.782.3336 or Rev.EZreporting@illinois.gov
    6. Contribution Deduction - Contact: Illinois Department of Revenue at 1.800.732.8866 or 217.782.3336 or Rev.EZreporting@illinois.gov.

A full description of the Enterprise Zone Program Incentives may be found at: http://www.illinois.gov/dceo/ExpandRelocate/Incentives/taxassistance/Pages/EnterpriseZone.aspx

Enterprise Zone maps:

Interactive Map (include city and state): Chicago Enterprise Zones Boundaries (Data Portal)

Related Links:

Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity

Illinois Department of Revenue - Business Incentives

Illinois Enterprise Zone Association