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The 'Amazon Tax' Battle Heats Up

Reuters | Nanette Byrnes | Posted 04.09.2013 | Technology

By Nanette Byrnes (Reuters) - Major online retailers Amazon.com Inc and Overstock.com on Wednesday told a New York state court that the...

Media Calls For Amazon Boycott In UK

Posted 11.19.2012 | Books

An Amazon boycott in the UK is being called for by a national newspaper, while a former member of the British cabinet promises to "put away my Kindle"...

Should Amazon Be Taxed To Protect Smaller Booksellers?

Posted 03.21.2012 | Books

The French Ministry of Culture has proposed a controversial new tax on digital book industry giants such as Amazon that goes far beyond any other curr...

Taxation by Press Release in the Cradle of Liberty

Bennet Kelley | Posted 02.13.2012 | Business
Bennet Kelley

Pennsylvania's recent enactment of the "Amazon Tax" may be seen as a deft political move by Governor Corbett to close a budget gap, but viewed from afar the action is a cause for alarm over the state of politics in Pennsylvania today.

Amazon, California Lawmakers Cut A Deal

Posted 11.08.2011 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California lawmakers rushed to write a bill to give Amazon.com Inc a one-year reprieve from collecting certain sales taxes i...

Amazon Tries To Entice California To Drop Controversial Tax

Posted 11.02.2011 | Technology

By Jim Christie SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc has proposed a hiring spree of 7,000 jobs in California if state leaders put a recently en...

Are You About To Be Audited For Your Amazon Purchases?

mhpbooks.com | Posted 06.19.2011 | Books

Among the many rather thuggish hissy fits Amazon has thrown at states who want it to collect sales taxes like all the other retailers within their bor...

Large Retailers Push Amazon On Taxes

wsj.com | By MIGUEL BUSTILLO and STU WOO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Target Corp. and other large retailers are ratcheting up a political campaign to force Amazon.com Inc. to collect sales taxes, s...

Amazon Kills Contracts With Illinois Affiliates After Online Tax Passed

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Amazon is following through on its threat to terminate the contracts of around 9,000 affiliates in Illinois, after Governor Pat Quinn signed a law req...

Amazon Tax: $150 Million Windfall, Or Job-Killing Promise?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On Thursday, Governor Quinn signed a measure he called the "Mainstreet Fairness Act," levying a new set of taxes on online retailers. Depending on who...

Amazon Threatens To Cut Ties With California Affiliates Over Tax Issues

Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Amazon.com Inc., the world's largest online retailer, has threatened to sever ties with more than 10,000 affiliates in California amid a dispute with ...

'Amazon Tax' A Legislative Target After Judge's Ruling

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A federal judge's decision to block Colorado's so-called Amazon Tax has emboldened the state's Republicans to take legislative action against the meas...

California Retailers Push For 'Amazon Tax'

Sacramento Bee | Kevin Yamamura | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner is making another run at forcing major online retailers, including Amazon, to collect sales tax on California purchases. ...

Colorado Amazon Tax Could Be Affected By North Carolina Decision

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Lists that identify the books, music and movies individual customers bought from online retailer Amazon.com Inc. are protected f...

Direct Marketing Association

Denver Business Journal | Greg Avery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Direct Marketing Association is suing to overturn Colorado's so-called "Amazon tax" that applied sales tax to affiliate sales in the state for the...

Quinn Backs Away From iTunes Tax Idea

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn is backing off a proposal to tax music and video downloads in an effort to plug the state's massive budget hole, saying he still believ...

Gov. Quinn: 'iTunes Tax' Could Make State $10M Annually

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Imposing the state's sales tax on downloaded songs and movies surfaced as a new money-making idea Tuesday from Gov. Quinn's administration to help bai...