Making purchases online to avoid sales tax just got a bit harder in Illinois.
This applies to retailers with an affiliate within the state borders.
For instance, an Illinois business might sell products through Amazon.com.Online businesses generally don't charge state sales taxes. Illinois customers are supposed to pay it directly to the state, but they rarely do.
Proponents say the measure levels the playing field between online businesses and brick-and-mortar stores.
Opponents say it will drive business out of Illinois.
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