(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.