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School supplies are among the items that may be purchased with a reduced state sales tax rate through Aug. 14.

SPRINGFIELD — Through next Sunday, Aug. 14, the state is reducing its sales tax rate from 6.25% to 1.25% for certain clothing items costing less than $125 and school supplies.

The “tax holiday,” which started Friday, was included in Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s “family relief plan,” one prong of several bills making up the Fiscal Year 2023 operating budget. The tax breaks passed with nearly unanimous support in the General Assembly and provided an estimated $1.8 billion in tax relief for Illinoisans.

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