Well, it's finally happening. We knew it was coming, we just didn't realize it would happen so quickly.

The state of Illinois is not messing around with this income tax hike; and if you got paid today, you're probably already noticing a difference in pay. Was your check a little smaller?

According to Fox 32 Chicago, you're in good company because Illinoisans are already seeing a considerable difference. To put it in dollar amounts, Fox says a household with an annual income will have to pay an extra $50 a month to the state.

How much extra are you paying now? If you need some help figuring it out, you can use this tax hike calculator. It's easy to use; just answer a few simple questions and within a few seconds you'll find out how much money you won't have for happy hour today....or ever.

I, personally, did not get paid today so I can't wait to see how much smaller my check is going to be. Wait...yes I can.

If you did get paid today, how much (and you don't have to share) did the state take from you?

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