JAN 27, 2022
Illinois Municipal League Executive Director Brad Cole (left) and Crete Mayor Mike Einhorn speak in a House Cities and Villages Committee on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022 about the impact of Amazon fulfillment centers on local sales tax revenue.
Crete Mayor Mike Einhorn asked state lawmakers Wednesday to reevaluate how sales tax revenue from Amazon orders is distributed around Illinois, saying a new state law could be siphoning money from towns like his.
Einhorn appeared before the House Cities and Villages Committee to argue Amazon sales tax revenues are being unfairly distributed away from towns like his that lack distribution warehouses run by companies like Amazon. Several other leaders joined him to provide their own thoughts on whether the state’s sales tax system creates winners and losers from online orders.
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