Flat tax- Everyone pays the same tax rate regardless of the income.
Illinois' state tax is flat, making everybody pay 5% of their incom
Exercise tax- A specific tax on items the government doesn't want you to know about (cigarettes, liquor etc.)
Progressive tax- As your income increases, your tax rate increases.
Federal income tax is progressive.
Regressive tax- As your income goes up, the tax has less of an effect on you.
Hurts poor people the most.
Illinois' sales tax is regressive.