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Illinois Sales Tax

No Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday This Year

Posted 10.04.2011 | Chicago

One year ago this weekend, the state of Illinois kicked off the back-to-school season with its first-ever sales tax holiday. “Back-to-school sho...

Amazon Kills Contracts With Illinois Affiliates After Online Tax Passed

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Amazon is following through on its threat to terminate the contracts of around 9,000 affiliates in Illinois, after Governor Pat Quinn signed a law req...

Amazon Tax: $150 Million Windfall, Or Job-Killing Promise?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On Thursday, Governor Quinn signed a measure he called the "Mainstreet Fairness Act," levying a new set of taxes on online retailers. Depending on who...

Sales Tax Holiday Plan Moving Through Illinois Legislature Despite Budget Crisis

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As the state of Illinois ponders drastic cutbacks, tax increases and massive borrowing to close its cavernous $13 billion budget gap, lawmakers are lo...

Quinn Backs Away From iTunes Tax Idea

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn is backing off a proposal to tax music and video downloads in an effort to plug the state's massive budget hole, saying he still believ...

Gov. Quinn: 'iTunes Tax' Could Make State $10M Annually

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Imposing the state's sales tax on downloaded songs and movies surfaced as a new money-making idea Tuesday from Gov. Quinn's administration to help bai...

Tax Hikes On Candy, Soda And Alcohol Go Into Effect Tuesday

NBC Chicago | MATT BARTOSIK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A new state tax law takes effect tomorrow that defines the differences between "food," candy, and soft drinks and evaluates an appropriate tax for eac...

Quinn's Tax Plan Would Hike Cost Of Shampoo, Store-Bought Starbucks And Iced Tea Drinks

Daily Herald | Nicole Milstead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinoisans suffering from dry, flaky scalps and chafing rashes could soon find themselves paying a bit more for shampoos and lotions on store shelves...

State Short $153M In Online Sales Tax Revenue

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois is missing out on $153 million in sales tax revenue on online purchases,a new report estimates. The state Department of Revenue says the los...