Illinois Amazon tax overturned…

This has happened in other states, too, so clearly the law (at least as they have been drafted) is problematic. We’ll see if Amazon believes the issue settled enough to return the Amazon Associate program to Illinois residents like myself. If so, I’ m sure I’ll be bothering you with Amazon links again on a regular basis.

I will say, it was nice going back to the 1040 EZ form to do my taxes this year. I guess I’d rather have the $500 extra bucks or so a year I made from Amazon, though.

  • Ericb

    Good luck. I miss those “what Jabootuites are buying” posts.

  • Ken_Begg

    Yeah, I should resume those even if the program doesn’t get reinstated. Illinois, of course, is appealing the decision.

  • Gamera977

    I hope it’s overturned too- I like to think that in my own small special way I am contributing to the glory that is Jabootu.

  • Petoht

    Hopefully the noise coming from Washington about making such a law at the federal level is just noise.

    Of course, we’re still getting boned by the Use Tax.  Stupid Quinn.

  • Huntress

    My first thought when I saw the headline was a special tax for single women.

  • The_Shadow_Knows

    I’m surprised laws like this have lasted as long as they have.  A state interfering with interstate commerce in this manner seems to me to be black letter unconstitutional.  It’s not even a judgment call.  And with respect to this statement from the story you linked:

    The spokesperson added, “We need to recoup some of the estimated $153 million that was not paid by online merchants prior to the law being implemented.”

    Ex post facto laws are black letter unconstitutional too.  I really think we need to reinstate civics classes in this country, and make sure our lawmakers attend.