Illinois bringing back “Amazon tax”

Illinois will re-impose sales taxes on some Internet purchases seven months after the state’s “Amazon tax” was struck down by the Illinois Supreme Court. According to Crain’s:

“Illinois is poised to re-impose sales taxes on some Internet purchases, seven months after the state’s so-called Amazon tax was struck down by the Illinois Supreme Court.

Brick-and-mortar retailers hailed the move while online firms expressed dismay.

“It’s obviously extremely disappointing,” said Brian Littleton, president and CEO of Chicago-based ShareASale.com Inc., a provider of affiliate marketing network software. He said firms that started offering coupons again in Illinois since October’s ruling will again be forced to leave the state or shut down.”

[Read more at Crain's Chicago Business]

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