03/14/2011 10:15 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Amazon Faces State Pressure To Collect Sales Tax

SAN FRANCISCO -- Across the country, state officials struggling with big budget shortfalls are trying to get to take on a role it does not want: tax collector.

Amazon’s skirmishes with states over whether it should collect sales taxes have been an ongoing battle. But the fighting has recently escalated, coinciding with the economic woes that have left a number of states struggling with multibillion-dollar deficits, and looking for money wherever they can find it.

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