If Amazon's been your internet safe haven from the ravages of sales tax, you may want to sit down. As part of a settlement with the great state of Texas, Bezos' baby will start collecting the state's requisite 6.25-percent sales tax on July 1st. The settlement resolves the online retailer's ongoing dispute with the Lone Star state, which claimed that Amazon owed $269 million in back taxes.
At the heart of Rick Perry’s presidential sales pitch is a seductive statistic. Since 2009, 37 percent of all new jobs in the United States have been created in Texas — even as the rest of the country has been limping through a rock... Read Post
Connecticut state officials are reporting that Amazon has agreed to begin collecting a 6.35 percent sales tax on products bought within the state, starting November 2013. As the San Francisco Chronicle reports, this news follows... ... Read Post
Attention Amazon shoppers in the Lone Star State. Get your orders in today if you want to save a few dollars. Tomorrow -- Sunday, July 1 -- the Seattle-based Internet retail giant begins collecting the state's 6.25 percent sales tax... Read Post