Sales Tax Information

Check the Exhibitor Action Checklist/Additional Official Contractors Services section of the manual to see all approved vendors for C2E2 2014.

This page addresses the issue of the collection of sales tax at Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo 2014. If you do not plan to make direct sales at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, you need not read any further.

All C2E2 Exhibitors must comply with the sales tax laws of the State of Illinois. To this end, we are required to notify you that form IDOR-6-SETR must be completed and mailed, faxed or submitted online. Please note: forms sent by mail can take 6-8 weeks to process. If you register online your application will be processed in 1-2 days. Additionally, if you register in person your certificate will be processed in 1-2 days.

It will be your responsibility to determine whether or not you are required to apply for a tax certificate and collect sales tax. You can do this by obtaining and reading the publication for retailers at:

You can receive your certificate of registration either online, in person or by mail by the following methods:

  1. Online - by downloading the form directly from the internet using the URL below:
  2. The website will walk you through the process.
  3. In person at the:
    Chicago at the James R. Thompson Center-Concourse Level
    100 West Randolph Street
    Chicago, IL 60601-3274
    Hours: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM on weekdays only. Please note the application will take 1-2 days to process.

Questions regarding the completion of form IDOF-6-SETR can also be resolved by contacting the IL State Tax Department at 847.294.4475.

Tax Certificates MUST be displayed in your booth during Show hours.

Please contact the IL State Tax Department if you have questions regarding the rate at which tax must be computed, charged and collected.

It is important that you call the State of Illinois after the event closes and close your account, otherwise you may be expected to make a monthly tax payment. The number to call is 217.785.3707.

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