Complaint Filed Against Online Retailer.

The Illinois Attorney General has filed a complaint against an online retailer under the Illinois Whistleblower Act. The complaint claims that the online retailer failed to collect Illinois use tax on its sales to Illinois customers. This comes two months after a prior complaint was dismissed by the Illinois circuit court. The prior complaint was filed under the same Whistleblower act by a law firm against Target, Wal-Mart, Office Depot and other online retailers. The original complaint was dismissed for a lack of subject matter jurisdiction. (Prior complaint was “State of Illinois, ex rel. Beeler, Schad, and Diamond, P.C. v. Target Corp”)

Posted on October 22, 2004