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Durbin to sponsor federal use-tax act

All but the smallest out-of-state online retailers would have to collect and remit a use tax to the states, under a planned federal act that Senators Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) are expected to introduce in Congress, according to news reports. In an editorial, the Chicago Sun-Times praised the concept of a national use tax […]

State hopes to push use-tax burden to consumers with 2010 tax form

By Claire Hoffman Medill News Service — April 18 may have been more dismal than usual for some Illinois taxpayers due to a new line on the state income tax form. Beginning with the 2010 tax year, Illinois Form IL-1040 specifically required individuals to report any use tax not paid on purchases made online or outside […]