Amended Illinois Strip Club Tax Passed by Senate Committee
Strip clubs with liquor licenses can either pay a $3 per patron surcharge -- a cost that will most likely be paid by you at the door -- or pay a flat rate based on their taxable income. The latter option requires a club with $500,000 or less in taxable income to pay $5,000 in taxes every year; income between $500,000 and $2 million generates a $15,000 tax; and clubs that make more than $2 million annually would pay $25,000. If the strip club doesn't serve alcohol, they're exempted from the tax.
The bill, SB3348, now goes to the state senate for a vote, which has not been scheduled yet.