DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. – State Rep. Anne Stava-Murray is helping publicize Illinois’ tax holiday on school supplies and school-related items which will occur from August 5-14. Between those dates, the state sales tax on qualifying purchases, including classroom supplies, clothing, shoes, and other school-related items, will be decreased from 6.25% to 1.25%.

“Inflation has been tough on many of us, especially families with young children,” Stava-Murray said. “Cutting sales taxes on back-to-school purchases is just one of many ways to ease the burden on Illinois families during these challenging times.”

Stava-Murray passed the tax relief package in April as part of Senate Bill 157 (Public Act 102-700). Items eligible for the reduced tax include clothing items individually priced at less than $125 and school supplies used by a student in a course of study.

“I am proud of our efforts to reduce financial burdens on households with children as we prepare for another year of school,” Stava-Murray said. “Qualifying purchases made during this tax holiday will be five percent cheaper, so I encourage parents to plan ahead.”

For more information, call Stava-Murray at 630-605-0595 or email

Rep. Anne Stava-MurrayRep. Anne Stava-Murray

81st District

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District Office:
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Downers Grove, IL 60515
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