Sales Tax Holiday

Back-to-School Tax Holiday Begins Tomorrow

State sales tax holiday runs August 5 through August 14

Beginning Friday, August 5, Illinois families and teachers are encouraged to take advantage of the state's 10-day back-to-school state sales tax holiday. 

During the holiday, the state sales tax on school-related clothing and supplies will drop from 6.25% to 1.25%. 

Eligible items include qualifying clothing and footwear such as school uniforms, coats, sneakers, rainwear, and winter gear with a retail selling price of less than $125 per item. Eligible school supplies including book bags, calculators, and other items used by students and teachers in the classroom are not subject to the $125 threshold.

Tax Holiday Resources Informational Bulletin - Back-to-School State Sales Tax Holiday August 5, 2022, through August 14, 2022 (Español)