Skip to comments.Judge Rules 'Amazon Tax' Unconstitutional
Posted on 04/27/2012 4:24:03 AM PDT by Mechanicos
House Bill 3659, colloquially referred to as the "Amazon Tax," was passed in March of last year which broadened the scope of which companies would be required to collect use tax from its customers.
Now according to Crain's, Cook County Circuit Judge Robert Lopez Cepero ruled that the state overstepped its bounds with the law, and that it doesn't pass constitutional muster.
(Excerpt) Read more at chicagoist.com ...
Indeed, a spokesperson for the Illinois Department of Revenue told Crain's that they are speaking with the attorney general's office about appeal options.
The spokesperson added, "We need to recoup some of the estimated $153 million that was not paid by online merchants prior to the law being implemented."
Hey Asshat, have you considered how many livelyhoods were destroyed by that law?
How many people had to move to stay in business and what the impact is on the state's ability to ever collect, since the move...uhhh...out of state.
What of the families who lost thier homes by being put out of business?
What was the economic impact to Illinois? It was at least a negative of some measurement.
What of the brick and stick businesses who depended on those online store owner to buy from them? What was that impact?
You people are truly stoopit. But!!! Not as Stoopit as the state of KahLeeFawNee-Yuh.
Thanks for the tip Senor Freeper!
I like that and can use it when I take trips to NV.
Not sure I understand. He uses the Prepaid CC for purchases but not for any that involve delivery?
Can you post a photo? I would laugh MAO.
> Can you post a photo? I would laugh MAO.
I wish I could.
It was in the late 1970s, near the end of the reign of our “National Malaise” president.
NH Mel Thompson was a REAL NH guy. When Jimmuh Carter established the Dept of Edumacation, they started giving federal money for “bilingual” programs.
At the time almost 20% of NH was French speaking. We had virtually no Spanish speaking people.
So, Mel Thompson applied for Federal Education aid for a bilingual French and English program in the NH schools. I think he knew in advance that they would not give any federal funds for that. He just wanted to expose them as hypocritical PC jerks.
He was right.
The feds would not give grants for French and English bilingual programs, because French was not a “Third World” language. Maybe somebody should explain that to the folks living in Sierra Leone.
“It was in the late 1970s, near the end of the reign of our National Malaise president.”
Wait, what? Not the one in office now?
He uses the Cayman’s ppd CC to say, buy access to porn (I’m not saying he did) or connect the Cayman’s card to warez downloads so he gets paid everytime someone downloads his files (I’m not saying he actually does that, either). Then uses any ATM to withdraw cash from the proceeds/transactions which is true.
As long as you don;t use the card to buy something from say, Target and have it delivered to your property so as not to have any connection with the state.
It would be interesting if Massies made a point of purchasing one thing in NH (say a stick of gum) with a credit card or such, while other purchases were made with cash. That way you can stop at the border place, bring in the receipt for the pack of gum, pay the Mass state tax on the stick of gum, and use their time to no good purpose.
Kind of like paying your tax with pennies.
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