SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The Illinois commerce department will try to find new partners for businesses that previously sold products through Internet retailers like Amazon.com and Overstock.com.
The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity said Wednesday it will work with the Illinois Retail Merchants Association to connect with Internet businesses that also have brick-and-mortar stores in the state.
Companies such as Barnes & Noble, Walmart and Sears have pledged to work with state sellers.
Amazon and Overstock plan to drop Illinois-based affiliates this spring. That will let them avoid collecting sales taxes under a new law that applies to Internet businesses that team up with Illinois partners.
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