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Reminder: Illinois Sales Tax on Groceries has been Suspended

08/03/2022 @ 11:35 am

As of July 1, Illinois’ one percent sales and use tax on retail sales of groceries has been suspended now through June 30, 2023.


Groceries taxed at the low rate include food for human consumption that is to be consumed off the premises where it is sold (other than alcoholic beverages, food consisting of or infused with
adult use cannabis, soft drinks, candy, and food that has been prepared for immediate consumption).


Example

Groceries normally taxed at the one percent rate

Retail sale of groceries

$145.29

One percent tax

$1.45

Total

$146.74

 

 

During the tax suspension

Retail sale of groceries

$145.29

One percent tax

$0

Total

$145.29


The Regional Transportation Authority and Metro-East Mass Transit District impose an additional local tax on grocery food that is not suspended under P.A. 102-0700. Local sales taxes also remain in place.

 

Retailers and consumers with questions are encouraged to contact the Illinois Department of Revenue at 800-732-8866 or 217-782-3336.

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