BLOOMINGDALE, IL – State Representative Jennifer Sanalitro (R – Bloomingdale) urges fellow members of the Illinois General Assembly to support her proposal that establishes a permanent sales tax holiday on school supplies. The bill would provide a sales tax holiday during the first 7 days of August of each calendar year, effective immediately.
“As a mother to two adult children, I understand the challenges families face when it comes to purchasing school supplies for their children, and I believe providing a sales tax holiday on these essential items is an important step in supporting Illinois families,” said Rep. Sanalitro. “This is a program that has been temporarily set up in previous years, but my bill makes it permanent and effective immediately, allowing parents of school-aged children to see a lasting impact on their household budgets.”
The sales tax holiday would apply to a wide range of school supplies, including textbooks, notebooks, pens, pencils, and other writing materials, as well as school uniforms. Rep. Sanalitro supports this bill because it is an important step in supporting families and provides relief during a time when many are struggling to make ends meet due to increased costs of living.
“I believe supporting families is a crucial part of our responsibility as elected officials, and this bill is just one way we can make a measurable difference in the lives of our constituents,” said Rep. Sanalitro. “I urge my fellow members of the General Assembly to support this bill, and to help ensure Illinois families have access to the resources they need to raise smart, healthy, and successful children.”
For more information about HB3201, please contact Rep. Jennifer Sanalitro’s office at (630) 349-0645.
Rep. Sanalitro is the State Representative for House District 48 which includes the communities of Addison, Bensenville, Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, Hanover Park, Itasca, Medinah, Roselle, Schaumburg, and Wood Dale in suburban DuPage and Cook counties.