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Ever since I found out about how Amazon manages to not charge tax I usually try to find my stuff from other sources.

I use to buy cigarettes by the carton from esmokes.com in KY. They didn't collect Illinois Cigarette tax or Sales/Use, so the cigarettes were pretty cheap, until 1 morning when I received a 1 1/2" thick envelope from da Illinois Department of Infernal Revenue billing me for $.98 for every pack of cigarettes that I had bought and another form that they required that I complete and return with a check for Illinois Use Tax I hadn't paid. At the time, they were mostly looking for the Cigarette tax, but I couldn't ignore the Illinois Use Tax that they also demanded - The 2 taxes, together, cost me around $6,600, in a lump sum - I stopped buying cigarettes over the Internet and now pay Illinois Use Tax on an annual basis with a tax return graciously provided by da Illinois Department of Infernal Revenue. I still buy stuff from Amazon and on eBay, and pay the Illinois Use Tax that I owe annually, as I am on their radar.
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