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Seems Like Amazon Is Disregarding Georgia’s Efforts To Collect Sales Tax

Back on New Year’s Eve, we predicted that a new state law intended to compel Amazon to collect sales tax on purchases made by Georgia residents would probably fail — and that seems to be exactly what is happening. [More]

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New Law Will Try (And Probably Fail) To Make Amazon Collect Sales Tax In Georgia

Starting tomorrow, Georgia will begin enforcing a new law intended to compel Amazon and other e-tailers to collect sales tax on purchase in that state. But it looks like Amazon may have a pretty easy work-around. [More]

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Add Massachusetts To List Of States That Will Collect Sales Tax From Amazon

Residents of Massachusetts, your days of “tax-free” shopping on Amazon are numbered, as the state’s governor has announced that the e-tail giant will begin collecting sales tax on purchases made by Mass. residents starting next fall. [More]

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Court Rules Lap Dances Aren’t Art; Ruin Plans For My MFA Thesis

In a story we’ve been following with great interest for quite some time, the top court of the state of New York has ruled that lap dances are not a form of performance art and are therefore not exempt from sales taxes. [More]

Californians Rush To Buy Before Amazon Starts Collecting Sales Tax

Californians Rush To Buy Before Amazon Starts Collecting Sales Tax

Starting September 15, Amazon.com will start collecting sales tax on purchases made by residents of California. So with the clock counting down, a number of shoppers in the state are buying what they can in the next week and a half. [More]

Amazon To Start Collecting Sales Tax On Goods Shipped To Pennsylvania

Amazon To Start Collecting Sales Tax On Goods Shipped To Pennsylvania

To kick off the weekend, Amazon will be collecting a 6% sales tax on orders shipped to Pennsylvania starting on Saturday, because of a state directive that requires it do so. A spokesman said that despite the fact that the company had fought the sales tax, Amazon had to reverse its position to comply with the state. [More]

SEC Investigates Sprint Over Allegations It Failed To Properly Collect Sales Tax

SEC Investigates Sprint Over Allegations It Failed To Properly Collect Sales Tax

Back in April, the New York Attorney General’s office filed a lawsuit against Sprint, alleging the wireless provider deliberately under-collected sales tax in an effort to remain competitive. Now, Sprint has revealed that it is under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission over these same allegations. [More]

Online Sales Tax For (Almost) All Inches Closer To Reality

Online Sales Tax For (Almost) All Inches Closer To Reality

The halcyon days of not paying sales tax (even though you’re obliged to) on your Amazon purchases may be coming to an end once and for all, as members of Congress are doing more than just talking about the issue. Next Tuesday, the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on the merits of creating a law allowing states to compel online retailers to collect sales taxes. [More]

Amazon’s Same-Day Delivery Could Make Bricks-And-Mortar Retailers Even More Irrelevant

Amazon’s Same-Day Delivery Could Make Bricks-And-Mortar Retailers Even More Irrelevant

One of the few knocks against online retailers is the difficulty in getting your purchase immediately, meaning people continue to go to bricks-and-mortar stores when they need to get their hands on an item right away. But it looks like Amazon could take away that advantage from its competitors by expanding the number of warehouses it has around the country. [More]

Since We’re Bad At Paying Online Sales Taxes On Our Own, States Want Retailers To Take Charge

Since We’re Bad At Paying Online Sales Taxes On Our Own, States Want Retailers To Take Charge

If the ongoing battle between online retail giant Amazon and individual states has taught us anything, it’s that there’s a lot of money to be made from e-sales taxes. And since we as customers aren’t so great when it comes to paying those on our own, states across the country are ramping up efforts to have those taxes levied by the retailers themselves. [More]

Why Am I Being Charged Sales Tax On A XBOX Live Subscription?

Why Am I Being Charged Sales Tax On A XBOX Live Subscription?

Victor found a great deal on an XBOX Live 12-month subscription card from Buy.com, but was surprised to see that the company charged him sales tax. No other online vendors that he tried charge sales tax on the cards––which are, after all, more of an intangible item, akin to a gift card. [More]

Here Is Why You Should Always Check The Sales Tax On Your Online Order

Here Is Why You Should Always Check The Sales Tax On Your Online Order

When you place an order online — especially through a large national chain — you might expect that your sales tax would be calculated accurately. But, as demonstrated by the Cold Stone Creamery store that charges 25% tax, that isn’t always the case. [More]

Amazon To Collect Sales Tax, Build Distribution Center In New Jersey

Amazon To Collect Sales Tax, Build Distribution Center In New Jersey

One by one, the number of states where Amazon does not collect sales tax continues to shrink. New Jersey Governer Chris Christie has announced that the e-tail giant will not only begin collecting sales tax in the Garden State, but will also open a distribution center there. [More]

Amazon To Start Collecting Sales Tax In Texas

Amazon To Start Collecting Sales Tax In Texas

Starting in July, shoppers in Texas will no longer have to go through the hassle of calculating and paying all that sales tax that Amazon hasn’t been collecting on their purchases. On Friday, the Lone Star State joined a growing group of states reaching accords with the online giant about making sure those taxes get collected at the time of purchase. [More]

Illinois Judge: Law Requiring Amazon To Collect Sales Tax Is Unconstitutional

Illinois Judge: Law Requiring Amazon To Collect Sales Tax Is Unconstitutional

Last year, Illinois joined the ranks of states passing laws requiring Amazon and other online-only retailers to collect sales tax on purchases by that state’s residents. Yesterday afternoon, a judge in Cook County, IL, surprised a lot of people by ruling this law violates the U.S. Constitution. [More]

Amazon Agrees To Collect Sales Tax In Nevada

Amazon Agrees To Collect Sales Tax In Nevada

The number of states where Amazon shoppers aren’t charged sales tax continues to shrink, as the massive online retailer has agreed to begin collecting the tax on sales to Nevada customers starting in 2014. [More]

Arizona Tries To Shake Amazon Down For $53 Million In Sales Tax

The burden of state sales tax continues to plague Amazon. Groups of states hold Amazon to different standards when it comes to collecting the tax. While some disagreements end amicably — such as the company’s January deal with Indiana that it will have to start collecting state sales tax in 2014 — other states are a bit more confrontational. [More]

Indiana, Enjoy Your Final Two Years Of "Tax-Free" Amazon Purchases

Indiana, Enjoy Your Final Two Years Of "Tax-Free" Amazon Purchases

Add Indiana to the list of states in which Amazon customers will pay sales tax when they buy something, as state officials have reached a deal that will require the online retailer to start collecting the state’s 7% tax on purchases. [More]