Illinois Online Sales Tax Law Hits as Online Shopping Surges

Sales and use tax receipts are up 17% from January-September of this year compared with the same period pre-pandemic in 2019.

It could be that people are shopping more, albeit in different ways.

Or it may be that retailers that had not been remitted sales taxes previously are now, due to state laws implemented in 2020 and 2021 that aim to capture more online sales taxes.