Illinois Sales & Use Tax

Illinois levies a 6.25% state sales tax on the retail sale, lease or rental of most goods and some services. Local jurisdictions impose additional sales taxes ranging between 0% and 4.75%. The range of total sales tax rates within the state fluctuates between 6.25% and 11%.

Use tax (same rate) is also collected on the consumption, use, or storage of goods in Illinois if sales tax was not paid on the purchased goods. Returns are to be filed on or before the 20th day of the month following the month in which the purchases were made. 

Illinois provides exemption opportunities for the following industries: 

  • Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceutical/Biotech

Statute for Refunds: 36 Months

Utility Exemption: Yes, electricity only; No study is required.

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