Officials: Wait Until Sales Tax Holiday Before Buying Back-to-School Supplies

Officials: Wait Until Sales Tax Holiday Before Buying Back-to-School Supplies

(IOCI RADIO) – Your family might want to wait a few weeks to start picking up back-to-school supplies.

Many stores are already stocked full of folders, notebooks, pens and pencils, but the state’s back-to-school tax holiday doesn’t begin until August 5.

That’s when the state sales tax for eligible items drops from 6.25% to 1.25%, Illinois Department of Revenue Spokesperson Maura Kownacki said.

The break also applies to school supplies, which are not subject to the cost limit. The back-to-school tax holiday runs 10 days, from August 5-14.

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