Amazon.com http://wuis.org en Illinois Supreme Court Strikes Down 'Amazon Tax' http://wuis.org/post/illinois-supreme-court-strikes-down-amazon-tax <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Illinois Supreme Court on Friday struck down the so-called "Amazon tax." The decision could pave the way for businesses to make more money online.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The law was intended to force Internet retailers to collect Illinois sales tax.</span></p><p>Even if such companies didn't have an office or physical store here, they might have had Illinois "affiliates." That would be a website that linked to a product on, say, Amazon.com, and got a small kickback for every sale.</p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 20:27:58 +0000 Brian Mackey 11237 at http://wuis.org Illinois Supreme Court Strikes Down 'Amazon Tax' 'Amazon Tax' Under Supreme Court Review http://wuis.org/post/amazon-tax-under-supreme-court-review <p>The Illinois Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in case challenging the state's so-called "Amazon tax." The decision could change the way Illinois websites make money online. Brian Mackey reports.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When you click a product link on a website — like if a blogger links to a book she's reviewing — the blogger can make a deal with the retailer to get a cut of the sale.</span></p> Thu, 23 May 2013 11:30:00 +0000 Brian Mackey 3101 at http://wuis.org