Pritzker prepares tax holiday for students going back to school

The Sales Tax Holiday will begin at midnight on Friday, August 5, 2022, and will continue...
The Sales Tax Holiday will begin at midnight on Friday, August 5, 2022, and will continue through Monday, August 8, 2022, at 11:59 p.m.(Pixabay)
Published: Aug. 4, 2022 at 12:45 PM CDT
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PEORIA (Heart Of Illinois ABC) - For the first time in Illinois, Governor Pritzker has announced that Illinois families can take advantage of the state’s Back to School tax holiday on August 5 through August 14.

This 10 day sales tax holiday will save families $50 million on school supplies and is part of the $1.8 billion Illinois Family Relief Plan, with relief on gas, property taxes, and groceries.

“Our parents shouldn’t have to choose between buying essential school supplies for their children and putting food on the kitchen table. Our teachers shouldn’t have to break the bank to do right by the students that they nurture day in and day out,” said Governor JB Pritzker.

“Back to school should be as stress free as possible for working families and their children, and this tax holiday will help remove some of that burden.”

This sales tax will drop school supplies from 6.25% to 1.25%. These items will include school uniforms with clothing and footwear. Items specifically include:

  • Uniforms
  • Coats
  • Sneakers
  • Rainwear
  • Winter gear

Also eligible school supplies that qualifies are book bags and calculators for students. Additional resources for retailers, including a complete list of qualifying items can be found on the Illinois Department of Revenue’s website

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