Illinois vs. Internet retailers.

Six separate online retailers are have been targeted as part of a lawsuit being filed by the Illinois Attorney General. These retailers allegedly have chosen not to charge sales tax on items sold through their websites. The lawsuit comes at a time when the budget deficit of the state is estimated to anywhere between $2.5 and 5.0 billion. (Telephone Conversation with CCH and Illinois Attorney General’s Office Spokesperson, February 24, 2003)

Posted on February 15, 2003