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Ill. to connect online retailers with new partners

Amazon dropped its Illinois business affiliates last week. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

The Illinois commerce department will try to find new partners for businesses that previously sold products through Internet retailers like and Amazon and Overstock plan to drop Illinois-based affiliates this spring to allow them to avoid collecting sales taxes under a new law that applies to Internet businesses that team up with Illinois partners. Get the full story »

Gov. Quinn signs Internet sales tax bill

An Amazon employee loading boxes, Dec. 1, 2008. (AP Photo/Scott Sady, file)

Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation Thursday to require online merchants with a physical presence in Illinois to collect and remit sales tax.

The controversial law, called the Main Street Fairness Act, means online retailers — including giant Inc. and Inc. — must¬† collect sales taxes on purchases made by Illinois residents as long as the retailer has a physical presence in the state.¬† The law is effective immediately. Get the full story »