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July 23, 2018
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The Illinois sales tax holiday will take place August 6 through August 15
(wium) - Rich Egger's guest is Tanya Triche, Senior Counsel for the Illinois Retail Merchants Association. They talk about the first-ever sales tax holiday in Illinois.

The 5% state sales tax will be waived for some items from August 6 through August 15. Local sales taxes will still apply.

The sales tax holiday is being billed as a back-to-school event. The state sales tax will be waived for clothing and footwear costing up to $100. School supplies also qualify. Jewelry, computers, most other electronics, and sports gear do not qualify.

A full list of items that qualify for the tax break can be found on the Illinois Department of Revenue website.

Sales tax holidays also begin August 6 in Iowa and Missouri. However, they last for just two or three days.

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