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May 21, 2012 · No comments

Amazon May Pocket Some of California’s Sales Tax

Two cities want to give online retailer tax rebates.

While the ink dries on a deal between Amazon and California regarding online sales tax and business growth, officials in two cities are considering giving back more than half the tax money generated from the retail giant. Amazon came to an agreement with the state to begin collecting online sales tax on purchases starting in the fall and to set up distribution centers in San Bernadino and Patterson. Read More

May 1, 2012 · No comments

Amazon to Collect Online Sales Tax in Texas

Deal erases $269 million debt for uncollected taxes.

Amazon has resolved a little matter of a $269 million tax bill from the state of Texas by agreeing to start collecting online sales tax in the state on July 1, and add thousands of jobs over the next four years. Read More

April 25, 2012 · 1 Comment

Nevada, Amazon Agree to Online Sales Tax

Another state joins the 'Amazon tax' buddy list.

Amazon and the state of Nevada have reached an agreement. The retail giant will begin collecting and remitting online sales tax for Nevada at the beginning of 2014, or as of the date decided on by federal legislation, whichever is earlier. Read More

March 27, 2012 · 1 Comment

Amazon to Open Fifth Indiana Facility

Fulfillment center to create more than 1,000 jobs.

Amazon is expected to open its fifth warehouse in Indiana this fall, creating more than 1,000 jobs by 2015, the marketplace announced today. The new Jeffersonville, IN, fulfillment center comes two months after Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels announced that Amazon would not have to start collecting online sales tax from Indiana residents until 2014. Read More

January 30, 2012 · 2 Comments

Amazon Reminds S.C. Buyers to Pay Taxes

Emails fulfill part of a deal reached with state lawmakers.

Amazon is reminding shoppers in South Carolina that they need to pay sales tax for the items they bought on its site last year. The marketplace recently began sending emails to its South Carolina buyers, telling them they are responsible for reporting and paying sales tax for purchases made in 2011, though Amazon does not have to collect these taxes. Read More

January 23, 2012 · No comments

Amazon to Open SC Fulfillment Center

Second site in the state gets online retailer closer to sales-tax exception.

Amazon will open a new fulfillment center in South Carolina later this year, bringing more jobs to the area, and getting the online retailer closer to fulfilling requirements for an online sales-tax exception, officials announced today. The center is expected to open in the fall and will cost Amazon about $50 million. Read More

September 13, 2011 · No comments

Amazon, California Strike a Deal

Legislators approve bill that delays sales tax collection.

Amazon and other online retailers may have one more year before they have to start collecting sales tax from California residents, California lawmakers decided late last week. That’s thanks to Assembly Bill 155, which legislators approved on Friday. The bill postpones enforcement of Assembly Bill 28, which passed in June, and requires out-of-state retailers doing business in California to collect and pay sales tax if they make more than $50,000 a year. Read More

July 22, 2011 · No comments

What the ‘Amazon Tax’ Means to You

Revenue-strapped states are looking to tax online sales. Here's what you need to know.

Everywhere you turn, it seems, there’s yet another state looking to pass legislation that would require online retailers to collect sales tax. Most recently, California’s governor signed a bill that will require out-of-state retailers to collect sales tax if they sell to California residents and make more than $50,000 a year in sales. Read More

March 4, 2011 · No comments

Amazon May Cut Ties with CA Affiliates

Company says proposed tax-collection laws would do little good.

Amazon may stop working with thousands of affiliates in California in response to several state initiatives that would require online retailers to collect sales taxes from California buyers, the company announced recently. More than 10,000 California affiliates would be affected if Amazon leaves California, the company notes in a letter to California Senator George Runner. Read More

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