The State of Illinois is again making an effort to get more people to pay taxes they owe for on-line purchases.
It was an unwelcome surprise for many when they filled out their income taxes last year. Illinois' forms specifically asked filers to come clean about how much they'd shopped on-line.
The requirement to pay state sales taxes on Internet purchases is nothing new but it wasn't well known.
Calling attention to it changed that somewhat. Illinois received an extra $11 million last year after adding the high profile line on the forms.