IllINOIS – Cities Want In On Tax Revenue From Online Sales

A U.S. Supreme Court decision last year allows states to collect sales taxes from online retailers, even if they don’t have a physical presence in the state. Now, Illinois cities and counties want in on that action, too. “We just want to make sure that we can capture locally-imposed sales taxes on out-of-state retailers online,” said Brad Cole, executive director of the Illinois Municipal League, which represents more than 1,200 local communities throughout the state.