Illinois requests collection by out-of-state retailers.

As of June 1, 2004, a resolution has been adopted urging out-of-state retailers to collect (instead of “charge”) sales taxes upon goods and taxable services intended for use within Illinois. The resolution also urges the Department of Revenue to take additional steps to improve upon the collection procedures upon out-of-state goods intended for use within Illinois. In doing so, the resolution urges Governor Blagojevich to allocate sufficient funds and personnel resources to maximize state sales tax revenues, provide the cash flow needed by the state in order to perform its vital duties, and maintain a level playing field between these out-of-state retailers and in-state retailers. (H.R. 854, Laws 2004, adopted June 1, 2004.)

Posted on July 28, 2004