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Illinois Democrats Enact Internet Tax Law Disaster

And I got this notice from Amazon:

For well over a decade, the Amazon Associates Program has worked with thousands of Illinois residents. Unfortunately, a new state tax law signed by Governor Quinn compels us to terminate this program for Illinois-based participants. It specifically imposes the collection of taxes from consumers on sales by online retailers - including but not limited to those referred by Illinois-based affiliates like you - even if those retailers have no physical presence in the state.

We had opposed this new tax law because it is unconstitutional and counterproductive. It was supported by national retailing chains, most of which are based outside Illinois, that seek to harm the affiliate advertising programs of their competitors. Similar legislation in other states has led to job and income losses, and little, if any, new tax revenue. We deeply regret that its enactment forces this action...

There isn't a whole of business done here through Amazon, but soon I think the other sponsors of this site will follow suit. Google shouldn't be far behind.  Looks like I'll have to move.

I wouldn't be surprised to see GroupOn move from Chicago to Indiana next week...