Printed Notification Requirements
The state is asking that retailers include the following statement on any cash register tape, receipt, invoice, or sales ticket: “From July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023, the State of Illinois sales tax on groceries is 0%.”
If you cannot include the above statement, the state has provided a sign that can be printed and placed in a spot that is clearly visible to consumers. Here is a link to the printable sign tax.illinois.gov.
New Form to Report Sales
The state has created a new schedule for retailers to use when reporting sales of groceries during the grocery tax suspension. This new schedule is Schedule GT, Sales and Use Tax Holiday and Grocery Tax Suspension Schedule. This schedule should be filed with your sales tax return.
Regional Tax Still Imposed
The Regional Transportation Authority and Metro-East Mass Transit District will continue to impose the .75% local tax on grocery food. This is not suspended under the grocery tax suspension. In our area, this includes Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties.
Complete details can be found in this informational bulletin from the Illinois Department of Revenue.