Illinois families have the opportunity to
save a few extra dollars on their children’s school supplies, as a new
back-to-school sales tax holiday runs from August 6th through the 15th.
During that period, qualifying items will be
immune from the state portion of the sales tax, which is 5 percent of the 6.25
percent sales tax rate.
The exemption applies to various articles of
clothing and footwear (if the price does not exceed $100) and general school
Click HERE for a list of the items covered under the sales tax holiday, and HERE for commonly asked questions and answers. If you have trouble downloading the documents, they are available at the Illinois Department of Revenue's Web site, along with additional information.