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Amazon to Start Collecting Sales Tax in More States

Posted: 09/14/12 04:53 am ( 1 year ago )
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Amazon to Start Collecting Sales Tax in More States

Today's the last day to buy tax-free for California and Pennsyilvania residents Amazon.com will start charging sales tax in more states starting in Sept 2012.

Currently Collects Sales Tax
- Kansas
- Kentucky
- New York
- North Dakota
- Texas
- Washington

Expected to Collect Sales Tax
- California - Sept 15 2012
- Pennsylvania - Sept 15 2012
- New Jersey - July 2013
- Virginia - Sept 2013
- Indiana, Nevada, Tennessee - Jan 2014
- South Carolina - Jan 2016

- Link to CNN Article

- Link to Amazon.com

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morriefisher (L9 Spoofeed Member) - 1 year ago
Bought from Amazon Thurs, no tax & I'm in Calif.
thoreau (L6 Experienced Member) - 1 year ago
Amazon is charging me tax today in PA.
Spoofee (Spoofee.com!) - 1 year ago
Today's the last day for California / Pennsylvania to buy tax free
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Guest - 1 year ago
Wow, talk about old news. What's this doing on my Spoofee feed months 2 months after it was published?
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Guest - 1 year ago
i'm will buy less stuff from them and go back to ebay hahaahahahhah
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Guest - 1 year ago
If you're not selling online, your retail business will be dead soon.

Frankly, that's how it should be. The internet is the new model, brick & mortar is the old.
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Guest - 1 year ago
Guest = IRS agent apparently
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Guest - 1 year ago
I bought a water heater online last year from a company in NY. I got a letter from the CA BOE that said I may not have paid tax. So, it appears that they are looking at shipping invoices to catch non payment of state taxes. BTW - I paid the tax online (with a penalty), so it was easy to fix. The difference between ducking taxes with a bank account in Bermuda vs. not paying sales tax is that one actually breaks the law.
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Guest - 1 year ago
After starting to charge tax in Texas I am buying less from them (might as well by local for same price or slightly less and hopefully have less property tax). Also thinking about dropping Prime.
Uleepera (L6 Experienced Member) - 1 year ago
I see no one read the article :) Amazon is going to be charging sales tax in those stated because they are opening distribution facilities in those states and a physical presence means they must withhold sales taxes. This is part of Amazon's push for AMZN Prime and soon a move towards same day deliveries in certain areas.

To whom ever commented about greed or Amazon doing something sinister: Sales tax regardless of percentage has been around for years and the technical rules regarding sales tax are that you the consumer are supposed to pay sales tax on any items you purchase through out of state vendors yourselves directly to your states/municipalities. It's the physical presence of a company that requires them to do the withholding for you.

To whomever said it is about time they stated charging sales: Amazon alone forcing customers to pay sales tax will do nothing to solve the issue unless ALL companies are forced to withhold sales tax. It will sadly only give Amazon a negative view in consumers eyes and some of them will move to less reputable companies in order to continue avoiding to pay sales tax.
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Guest - 1 year ago
I say bullish** all you people that claim the state needs our tax money. When will enough be enough, never with taxes. All this is going to do is help companies offshore because I will be buying from companies offshore that don't charge taxes, fu** the government and their taxes. They need to cut costs and cut welfare programs and gov paychecks. I live in Texas!
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Guest - 1 year ago
Buy.com started collecting tax in WA about 2 years ago. bye bye buy.com
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Guest - 1 year ago
I don't think that this is just Amazon like some people on this post think. It's every internet company selling merchandise.
jdurbin (L7 Experienced Member) - 1 year ago
There goes our Amazon Prime membership! There will be other internet merchants that still won't be collecting the sales tax.
frogger (L5 Interested Member) - 1 year ago
frankly, I'm amazed states haven't done more to enforce the existing interstate tax rules already. And, as mentioned previously, this really just means that everyone, even big ol' (young?) Amazon, has to play by the rules.
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Guest - 1 year ago
Um, yeah, ok:
1. Amazon is constantly raising AND lowering prices on all items. After years of observing the items in my shopping cart, I've concluded that there is no good way to predict when prices will rise or fall.
2. Amazon has been fighting for years to avoid having to charge sales tax in many states (most especially CA), but it's a losing battle. States are desperate for sales tax money and are fighting tooth and nail to get Amazon to collect it.

Amazon isn't going backwards. Their hands are tied.
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Guest - 1 year ago
How about we don't charge sales tax... of if you want to keep it.. eliminate income tax. Double taxing us is a sham!
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Guest - 1 year ago
How about in Illinois via Cook County (Chicagoland Area) How would you like to pay 10% tax, which is what we pay?
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Guest - 1 year ago
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Guest - 1 year ago
Let's face it folks, it's about time. I don't own a small business, but if I did and I knew I was losing business to a company who didn't have to charge tax, it's not fair. How many times have we all walked out of a Best Buy or another store knowing we'll just purchase from Amazon to save a few bucks plus taxes? Then we complain when the government wants to raise taxes. Equal the playing field and then we can all figure out where the best price is and where we'll buy. ....and I live in Texas where we pay taxes on Amazon now.
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Guest - 1 year ago
Let see I think Amazon is going backwards...
1. Amazon raises the prices on 'on sale' items. (example, Item goes on sale for $19.99 at 6am then by 10am they jack it up to $25.99.
2. Now sales tax to be given on top.

This will hurt Amazon's business.

I will NOT be buying my new 65' LCD TV from Amazon. I will buy it from a vendor that has comparable prices FREE SHIPPING, without tax.
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Guest - 1 year ago
GREED, folks, GREED is what's doing all this.....
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Guest - 1 year ago
Has Amazon established a presence in these states to allow same day delivery? This may be an unintended consequence of this 'benefit.'
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Guest - 1 year ago
rly NOT a deal
servantofone (No Soup for you!) - 1 year ago
Noooooooo, Texas? Nooooooooooooo.....
Kage_ (Super Moderator) - 1 year ago
Amazon just started collecting taxes in Texas a few weeks ago. I'm still buying things from there cause the prices are still better than purchasing locally. If I have a major purchase like a TV or the such it most likely won't be through Amazon due to the tax.
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Guest - 1 year ago
Goodbye Amazon
Love,
Pennsylvania



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