Burr Wolff | Tax News: "(04/26/2004) Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has proposed several changes to state sales tax to help buoy the ailing state budget:
1. Initiate sales tax on custom software: The governor estimates a business tax increase of $64 million by eliminating the distinction between canned software sold at retail (subject to sales tax), custom software (subject to service occupation tax on the value of tangible personal property transferred with the software) and software licensed or leased by the developer (currently not taxed). The Governor's proposal would either repeal the Department of Revenue regulation that distinguishes between a sale and a license of software or create an entirely new tax on revenues from software licensing. "
-- What the heck taxing the trucking industry helped it grow. Lets do the same to Software, lord knows it's hard to change where you make software (NOT).