IL sales tax is imposed on a seller's receipts from sales of tangible personal property for use or consumption. Tangible personal property does not include real estate, stocks, bonds, or other "paper" assets representing an interest.
The fundamental sales tax rate for: -- Qualifying food, drugs, and medical appliances is 1%. -- Items required to be titled or registered is 6.25%. -- Other general merchandise is 6.25%. Units of local government may impose additional taxes or fees,
You also might need to be familiar with Pub 104, Common Sales Tax Exemptions
The following examples of sales of tangible personal property are exempt from tax:
You must register with the Illinois Department of Revenue if you conduct business in Illinois, or with Illinois customers. To register your business and receive your Certificate of Registration and Illinois Business Tax number - you have these options:
See also - Pub-113 Retailer's Overview of Sales and Use Tax.
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