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Amazon Expands Presence in Illinois

  • Aug 11, 2015 | Gail Cole

 Amazon opening new center in Illinois.


Amazon.com began collecting Illinois sales tax on February 1, 2015, a month after the state’s new remote sales tax law took effect and a few months after the company revealed plans to open facilities in Illinois.

Last spring, the giant e-tailer leased a warehouse on Goose Island to support same-day delivery in the Chicago area. Now the company has the announced the creation of a new 5,000-square-foot fulfillment center in Joliet, Illinois, where it will employ 1,000 people, full-time.

The e-tailer’s physical presence in Illinois will undoubtedly create new sales tax obligations for certain Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) sellers. Automated sales tax Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) facilitates sales tax compliance for businesses selling into multiple jurisdictions. Read the FBA Seller’s Guide to Sales Tax for more information.

Sales tax rates, rules, and regulations change frequently. Although we hope you'll find this information helpful, this blog is for informational purposes only and does not provide legal or tax advice.
Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.