Illinois Sales Tax Holiday Means Back to School For Less

July 28, 2010

Back to SchoolGoing back to school can be expensive. In fact, according to the 2010 Huntington Backpack Index, the average cost to send a child back to school with all the school-recommended supplies this fall is approximately $474 for elementary school, $545 for middle school and $1,000 for high school students! Only middle-school costs increased from the 2009 Huntington Backpack Index – up from about $536. Keep in mind these figures are only for school supplies, not the new clothes, haircuts, shoes and other necessities that go along with going back to school!

Luckily, the State of Illinois has a Sales Tax Holiday scheduled for August 6 – 15. Many products will feature reduced sales tax during this time, including many¬† school supplies. This isn’t a minute too late as most kids go back to school on August 15.

Find out exactly which products qualify by looking at the Sales Tax Informational Bulletin published by the Illinois Department of Revenue.

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Roger Gerstad is the president of Gerstad Builders, a family-owned and operated company committed to construction of homes of the highest quality known to the industry. Roger is a graduate of Bradley University and was educated in the field of construction through the wisdom and leadership of his father. Gerstad has developed the communities of Mill Creek, Waters Edge, Winding Creek, Deerwood, Chesapeake Hills, Abbey Ridge, The Trails of Winding Creek, Pebble Creek, Timber Trails, The Trails of Boone Creek, The Trails of River Oaks, The Towns of Boone Creek, Liberty Trails, and Abbey Ridge Townhomes in McHenry, Illinois as well as Pheasant Ridge in Richmond, Illinois, Bailey Estates in Williams Bay, Wisconsin and Dawson Creek in Poplar Grove, Illinois.

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