Amazon.com http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Amazon, Overstock cut ties with Illinois affiliates http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/amazon-overstock-cut-ties-illinois-affiliates <p><strong>Updated 2:12 p.m. March 11, 2011 to include Overstock.com information.</strong></p><p>Amazon.com has made good on its threat to cut ties with Illinois affiliates because of a new law requiring the online store to collect sales taxes.</p><p>Amazon notified its Illinois partners Friday that it will stop doing business with them on April 15. It calls the tax law &quot;unconstitutional and counterproductive.</p> Fri, 11 Mar 2011 20:06:06 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 707 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Amazon, Overstock cut ties with Illinois affiliates Quinn signs law to collect online sales tax http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/quinn-signs-law-collect-online-sales-tax <p>Illinois consumers may find themselves paying sales taxes on some Internet purchases under a new state law.</p><p>The law says sales taxes must be charged when people buy from online retailers through an Illinois-based partner. For instance, an Illinois business might sell products through Amazon.com.</p><p>Online businesses generally don&#39;t charge state sales taxes. Illinois customers are supposed to pay it directly to the state, but they rarely do.</p> Thu, 10 Mar 2011 21:13:08 +0000 The Associated Press 699 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Quinn signs law to collect online sales tax