Illinois Sues Retailers For Back Taxes From Web Sales

from the so-that's-why... dept

theodp writes “Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan in late January quietly agreed to join several whistle-blower lawsuits against some of the country’s biggest retailers, including Wal-Mart and Target, claiming the companies owe the state back taxes from online sales. The Illinois lawsuits are believed to be the first time a state has sued retailers for back taxes.” So that explains their sudden rush to collect taxes, since they’re hoping collecting them now will get out them out of the lawsuits for back taxes.

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