Building Material Sales Tax Exemption

Any building materials used in new construction or rehabilitation of properties located within Rockford's enterprise zones and permanently attached to the real estate may be sales tax exempt (8.25%) if a retailer is provided with a Certificate of Eligibility issued by the Illinois Department of Revenue. To document the exemption allowed under this Section, the retailer must obtain from the purchaser a copy of the Certificate of Eligibility for Sales Tax Exemption issued by Illinois Department Of Revenue. Purchasers, whether contractor or owner, must apply for the Certificate of Eligibility from the City of Rockford Enterprise Zone Administrator.

Project Completion Report must be completed and submitted within 30 days of the project completion.

Applications can be submitted to Rea Sarker or by mail, 425 E State Street, 2nd Floor, Rockford, IL 61104.

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