Is shipping taxable in Illinois?

by TaxJar April 19, 2016

Updated September 2023

Determining shipping taxability in Illinois has been a challenge for sellers for years. We’re here to help understand how you should manage taxing shipping charges in Illinois.

Is shipping taxable in Illinois?

In Illinois, shipping is taxable when the shipping charge is either:
1. mandatory (i.e., the shipping charge cannot be avoided by picking up the order in-person or other means); or
2. not separately stated on the invoice or contract.

If the shipping charge is “optional” and separately stated, then it is nontaxable.

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