Have you been nice and paid your sales taxes on the gifts you’ve purchased on-line this holiday season? If you’ve been naughty the State of Illinois has a gift of its own for you. Amnesty.
Illinois will offer a sales/use tax amnesty program from January through October 15, 2011. Under legislation passed last year shoppers who purchased goods on-line, through the mail or over the phone and didn’t pay tax on them between June 20, 2004 and the end of 2010 can pay what they owe without paying any penalties during that period.