Illinois, desperate for money to support the Dems mismanagement have decided that the next ripe turnip is online purchases. But Amazon.com isn’t willing to be that turnip.
Lawmakers in Illinois have voted for a 6.25% tax on online retail purchases. The levy, which still needs the governor’s approval, would apply to goods bought through affiliates of online retailers that take in least $10,000 worth of annual sales in the state.
From a Netchoice.com press release:
Illinois would only worsen its budget gap if this became law.
“In other states that have tried this approach, including North Carolina and Rhode Island, large online e-retailers who pay affiliate commissions simply canceled their affiliate programs,” said Steve DelBianco, executive director of NetChoice. “The same reaction will undoubtedly happen in Illinois, resulting in no new sales tax for the state. Worse, the lost affiliate commissions would mean that those Illinois small businesses would pay lower state income taxes.”
It’s all pain and no gain, which is exactly what happened in other states that passed similar laws.
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