I happened to read that one. It depends on the value of the trade-in.Another benefit if being an IL resident... Beginning on 1/1/20, we get to enjoy paying taxes on vehicle trade-ins! Just lovely!!
Before, a trade-in up to $20,000 reduced the tax payable on the purchase of the new car. Now it's going down to $10,000. You still only pay tax on the difference over the $10,000.
I agree the nickel & diming is stupid though.