New Checkout Bag Tax Effective 2/1/17
Posted on January 4, 2017
Starting February 1, 2017, the $.07 Chicago Checkout Bag Tax will be collected on all disposable paper and plastic bags used in Chicago.
There are multiple disposable bag exemptions, including: Paper and plastic bags used to package loose bulk items, such as fruit, vegetables, nuts, grains, candy, cookies or small hardware items or to contain or wrap frozen foods, meat or fish, whether prepackaged or not.
Click here for a complete exemption list and more information from the City of Chicago.