Whenever a state’s tax man steps foot on Amazon’s porch, they make a hasty escape out the back door. That’s been the modus operandi for a while now and Illinois is the latest victim.
Governor Pat Quinn just signed a bill that requires Amazon and other affiliate retailers to pay the state’s 6.25 percent sales tax. In response, Amazon is closing up shop in the state. Roger Ebert is not pleased.
Amazon continues to fight every state that brings taxes to the table. They’re currently mixing it up with New York and are demonstrating that they are firm with their stance that they shouldn’t be taxing affiliates as employees.