Friday, May 30, 2014

Illinois 'Amazon tax' back from the dead

Crain's Chicago Business reports:
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.
There's more:
The Illinois House sent a Senate-passed bill May 30 to the governor that would fix the overturned law, which the court ruled was pre-empted by a federal moratorium on Internet taxes.

The fix broadens the law to impose sales tax on sales by out-of-state retailers that result from a coupon or promotional code distributed in Illinois by mail, radio or television. Previously, it was aimed at Illinois-based websites affiliated with out-of-state sellers such as Inc., which the state Supreme Court said was discriminatory and in violation of a federal moratorium on Internet taxes.
The greed of Illinois politicians.