What You Need to Know About Chicago’s New Bag Tax

Starting Wednesday, shoppers that forget to bring a bag to the grocery store will have to pay the price. 

Chicago’s new bag tax takes effect on Feb. 1, meaning a tax of 7 cents per bag will be added at the checkout counter of all stores across the city. 

The fee applies to all bags, both paper and plastic, and was passed to replace Chicago’s ban on lightweight plastic bags that was repealed Jan. 1 after 16 months.  New Taxes Chicago Residents Will Face in 2017

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