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Amazon to Start Collecting Sales Tax in More States

Posted: 09/14/12 04:53 am ( 2 years 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) - 2 years ago
Bought from Amazon Thurs, no tax & I'm in Calif.
thoreau (L6 Experienced Member) - 2 years ago
Amazon is charging me tax today in PA.
Spoofee (Spoofee.com!) - 2 years ago
Today's the last day for California / Pennsylvania to buy tax free
Uleepera (L6 Experienced Member) - 2 years 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.
jdurbin (L7 Experienced Member) - 2 years 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) - 2 years 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.
servantofone (No Soup for you!) - 2 years ago
Noooooooo, Texas? Nooooooooooooo.....
Kage_ (Super Moderator) - 2 years 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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