The Illinois (IL) state sales tax rate is currently 6.25%. Depending on local municipalities, the total tax rate can be as high as 11%.

Other, local-level tax rates in the state of Illinois include home rule, non-home rule, water commission, mass transit, park district, business district, county public safety, public facilities or transportation and county school facility tax. In addition, local government units may impose taxes or fees that the department does not collect.

Businesses selling tangible personal property at retail are required to register with the Illinois Department of Revenue.

How to Register

To register for a Certificate of Registration with the Illinois Department of Revenue, entities can access MyTaxIllinois, the one-stop portal for registration, filing, and remitting tax to the state.

How to File and Pay

Online -Taxpayers can manage their accounts, file returns and remit tax to the State of Illinois using MyTaxIllinois.


Registered Illinois retailers must file returns monthly, quarterly, or annually based on the taxpayer’s monthly liability, typically on the 20th day of the month following the recently completed transaction period.