Sales Taxes

Shipping orders go by on a conveyor belt at Amazon's San Bernardino Fulfillment Center. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Sales Tax Holiday Over For Amazon Customers In Illinois

Amazon spokesman Ty Rogers said Friday the online retailer will be required to collect the 6.25 percent tax starting Feb. 1.


Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner discusses plans to revamp property, income, and sales taxes in Illinois. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/CBS)

Rauner Announces Plan To Overhaul Income, Property, Sales Taxes

Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner on Thursday offered a plan to revamp the state’s tax system, and voiced support for raising the minimum wage, coupled with business reforms.


Gasoline pump. (Credit: Miguel Gutierrez/Getty Images)

State Cracking Down On Gas Stations That Cheat On Sales Taxes

Feeling hosed at the gas pump? So is the State of Illinois. Multiple agencies are finally starting to reap the rewards of a multi-year investigation targeting gas station owners who withhold sales tax revenue.

CBS 2–10/10/2012

A Man Uses A Computer Mouse. (AP Photo)

State Can’t Collect Web Purchase Taxes To Fill Budget Gap

Illinois has big budget problems, but filling the gap with money from Internet revenue is a plan that just is not working.

CBS Chicago–09/12/2011

Amazon Drops Illinois Affiliates To Avoid Sales Taxes has cut ties with its Illinois affiliates in the wake of a new law requiring such online stores to collect sales taxes.


Gov. Pat Quinn (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Governor Signs Law To Collect Online Sales Taxes

Internet shoppers in Illinois will soon find themselves having to pay sales tax on some purchases they make online, under a new state law signed by Gov. Pat Quinn on Thursday.

CBS Chicago–03/10/2011