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Amazon to Collect Sales Tax in New Jersey

Online retailer will build two sites in the state next year.

Amazon will collect online sales tax on purchases in New Jersey starting next year.

In a joint announcement Wednesday, officials said that “after months of hard work and cooperation” of Amazon, state government and legislators, Amazon agreed to begin collecting and remitting online sales tax in New Jersey by July 1, 2013.

If economic development incentives are approved, the deal will also see Amazon break ground on two new fulfillment centers in the state within the next year. The facilities are expected to cost $130 million and create at least 1,500 full-time jobs as well as temporary, seasonal and construction jobs.

Even as Amazon lobbies for uniform online sales tax legislation at the federal level, the company has continued to strike agreements on a state-by-state basis. In the past year, it has announced deals with several states, including California, Indiana, Nevada, South Carolina, and most recently, Texas.

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Crista Souza
Crista Souza is founding editor of A journalism graduate of San Jose State University, she spent 13 years as a business and technology reporter in Silicon Valley. Crista has been writing about B2C and C2C ecommerce since 2008. Opinions expressed here may not be shared by The Online Seller and/or its principals.

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