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Amazon customers to start paying tax Feb. 1

Illinois customers of Amazon and other out-of-state retailers on Feb. 1 will start paying the state’s 6.25 percent use tax on their purchases because of a new state law.

Amazon spokesperson Ty Rogers on Friday confirmed the new transaction charge.

Illinois Department of Revenue spokesman Terry Horstman said Friday that the law covers out-of-state retailers, including Amazon, which had cumulative gross sales of at least $10,000 during the preceding four quarters…Please click here to read Sandra Guy’s story in the Sun-Times.

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