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Congress could help states collect online sales taxes

December 1, 2011

By Andrew Thomason | Illinois Statehouse News

SPRINGFIELD — Illinoisans who buy the latest best-selling book as a Christmas gift onAmazon.com will pay $12.99. Buy the same book at a local bookstore and they’ll pay an extra 81 cents.

The bookstore isn’t charging more. It’s collecting Illinois’ 6.25 percent sales tax, which online retailers without a physical presence in the state don’t have to collect.

Originally reported by Illinois Statehouse News. Read the original article here.

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