BACK 2 SCHOOL - SHOPPING
Mark your calendars, back-to-school shoppers, August 5 through the 14 is Illinois' State Sales Tax Holiday. This is a ten-day period where consumers can purchase clothing and school-related items at a reduced sales tax rate. The state's portion of the sales tax will be reduced from 6.25% to 1.25%. Items include qualifying clothing and footwear with a retail selling price of less than $125 per item. School supplies are not subject to a $125 price cap.