About 190 million Americans now have to pay sales tax on their Amazon purchases because the mega-retailer has some kind of operation in their state. That’s 21 states, soon to be 22 later this year when another Amazon warehouse opens in Baltimore, Maryland.
The Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives killed off the Marketplace Fairness Act, a bill that passed the Senate last year and would have let states decide whether to impose sales tax on any online merchants, even those in other states with no outposts inside state borders at all. Amazon has seemingly given up on its War on Sales Tax, lobbying federal lawmakers on behalf of the bill.
Florida Residents Will Soon Pay Sales Tax on Amazon Goods [Wall Street Journal]