Skip to comments.Internet Sales Tax Hurts Businesses and the States that Pass Them
Posted on 01/21/2014 10:39:10 AM PST by ThethoughtsofGreg
This past month, the Illinois State Supreme Court determined the states affiliate nexus lawa law requiring out-of-state companies with advertising affiliates in the state to collect and remit sales taxviolated federal law.
In the majority opinion, Justice Anne Burke ruled that Illinois attempt to force collection of sales tax by out-of-state retailers based on their decision to use in-state online advertising rather than traditional print advertising represented a discriminatory taxation regime on the Internet and therefore violated the federal Internet Tax Freedom Act.
No one understands the significance of last months Illinois State Supreme Court decision better than FatWallet founder Tim Storm. A year after the affiliate nexus laws introduction, Storm and his 54 employees piled into thirty-odd cars and moved from their business headquarters in Rockton, Illinois to Beloit, Wisconsina five mile drive across state lines.
This appeared a strange, if not foolish, business decision for Storm and FatWallet. The company spent upwards of $100,000 preparing for the move and left behind a $5 million custom-built office in Rockton. Yet, FatWallets bottom line depended on getting out of Illinois.
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another example how stupid libs are
Yep, and the stupid thing is that even Republican led legislatures in many states are now INTRODUCING various internet taxes in the states; it’s not just the Dems that are traitors!
This story has to be made up. Who believes that a court in Illinois follows the actual law as written?