[On Wednesday, June 1, 2011, the Performance Marketing Association
filed suit against the State of Illinois.]
Performance Marketing Association Sues State of Illinois over
Affiliate Nexus Law
Lawsuit Aims to Protect 9,000 Illinois Small Businesses;
State Will Lose Estimated $22 Million in Income Taxes if Law Takes Effect
CHICAGO, June 1, 2011 – The Performance Marketing Association (PMA) today filed a lawsuit against the Illinois Department of Revenue, challenging the constitutionality of a newly enacted Illinois law that will be financially devastating to thousands of the state’s small businesses, forcing them to downsize, relocate or close their doors. The PMA’s complaint further demonstrates how the Illinois law discriminates against Internet-based performance marketing, in violation of the federal Internet Tax Freedom Act.