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Give Every Man Thy Ear, But Few Thy Voice: Illinois Gets a Clear Line to Tax VoIP

Editors’ Note: The following post is by our guest editor, Michael Lurie.  Michael is a member of Reed Smith’s 2012 Summer Associate class, resident in our Philadelphia office.  Michael recently completed his second year at Temple Law School, and is a Research Editor of Temple Law Review. He is an avid reader of tax and … Continue Reading

BREAKING NEWS: IL Circuit Judge Strikes Down Amazon Nexus

Hat tip to our colleague (and IL guru) in Chicago, Mike Wynne, for letting us know as news broke today that an IL Circuit Court Judge has invalidated as unconstitutional IL Public Act 096-1544, a law enacted last year containing certain so-called Amazon nexus provisions. After the legislation was signed into law, the Performance Marketing Association … Continue Reading

You Lose? You Lose. Illinois Begins Online Lottery Sales This Weekend

*UPDATED* The New York Times just posted AP’s TechBits roundup, which reports that first day sales on online lottery tickets netted the state of Illinois $15K.  The first ticket was purchased at 7:03 AM.  Illinois residents must register and verify their age in order to purchase the tickets.  Sales include tickets for Lotto as well as … Continue Reading
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