Illinois

2011: new year, same internet tax drama

In 2010, major online retailers in the United States which operate affiliate programs saw their businesses threatened by new state laws that would force them to collect state sales tax if they have affiliates in the state.

Despite the fact that these laws don’t generate the revenue they’re supposed to, and typically spark high-profile backlashes, it appears that the push to tax internet retail through ‘affiliate taxes‘ will continue into 2011.