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Illinois Supreme Court Throws Out State's 'Amazon Tax'

AP | JOHN O'CONNOR | Posted 10.19.2013 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Supreme Court threw out a state law Friday that taxes certain Internet sales, saying the ...

Not Everyone Will Be Happy About Rick Scott's Latest Move

Posted 06.14.2013 | Miami

Rick Scott is celebrating a deal to bring 3,000 jobs with online retailer Amazon.com to Florida by 2016, but not everyone is going to be happy. Wh...

EBay Deploys New Weapon In Online Sales Tax Battle

Reuters | Alistair Barr | Posted 06.21.2013 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO, April 21 (Reuters) - EBay Inc Chief Executive John Donahoe began emailing millions of users of the company's online marketplace on Su...

Amazon To Collect Controversial Sales Tax In Another State

AP | By STEVE LeBLANC | Posted 02.10.2013 | Technology

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts retailers are hailing a deal reached between online seller Amazon.com and state officials to begin collecting the state'...

Read This Before Shopping Online

Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.26.2012 | San Francisco

As agoraphobic consumers across the Golden State fire up their laptops and take part in the annual tradition that's made the Monday after Thanksgiving...

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"...

Amazon.com Is About To Get A Lot More Expensive

AP | HANNAH DREIER | Posted 11.13.2012 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Online retailer Amazon.com has tried to become all things to all consumers, but in California, it is about to take on a role it ...

E-Books Still Fly Under Sales Tax Radar

SmartMoney | Quentin Fottrell | Posted 07.17.2012 | Money

SmartMoney: Those who order “Fifty Shades of Grey” in paperback generally pay sales tax, but in most of the country the e-book version is tax f...

Amazon Reaches Another Deal On Online Sales Tax

AP | By TOM DAVIES | Posted 01.09.2012 | Business

INDIANAPOLIS -- Amazon.com will begin collecting Indiana's 7 percent sales tax from customers in the state in 2014, under an agreement announced Monda...

Mall Giant Files Suit Over Amazon Sales Tax

AP | By KEN KUSMER | Posted 01.04.2012 | Technology

INDIANAPOLIS -- Shopping mall giant Simon Property Group sued the Indiana Department of Revenue on Thursday to try to force it to collect taxes from A...

State Pressures Amazon To Collect State Sales Tax

AP | By SUSAN HAIGH | Posted 12.10.2011 | Technology

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Connecticut officials are not giving up on requiring Internet sellers to collect state sales taxes, despite signs from online retai...

10 States With the Highest Combined Sales Tax Rates

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.26.2011 | Business

Sales tax revenue has plummeted since the start of the recession. And for certain states, that's been a particularly big blow. Of course, sales ta...

Dot-com Deadbeats

Kenneth Kales | Posted 10.24.2011 | Business
Kenneth Kales

Yes, you and I always have paid the sales tax on what we buy in a store. It is a populist approach and we have accepted it. But that's largely not the case when we buy online.

Californians Urged To Boycott Amazon For 'Cheating' The State

AP | Posted 10.15.2011 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A coalition of nonprofit groups is calling on customers of Amazon.com to cancel their accounts unless the Internet retailer...

Californians Urged To Boycott Amazon For 'Cheating' The State

AP | Posted 10.15.2011 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A coalition of nonprofit groups is calling on customers of Amazon.com to cancel their accounts unless the Internet retailer...

Amazon To Fight California Tax

Posted 09.18.2011 | Technology

(AP/THE HUFFINGTON POST) SAN FRANCISCO -- Amazon.com Inc. says the California Attorney General's Office has approved its petition for a referendum tha...

Amazon Cuts Off Arkansas Affiliates

Connecticut Post | NOMAAN MERCHANT, Associated Press | Posted 08.14.2011 | Books

Amazon.com said Friday that it would drop its online affiliates in Arkansas in response to a new state law that would have required the online retaile...

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...

Texas Sends Amazon A $269 Million Sales Tax Bill

DailyFinance | SARAH WEINMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The jury's still out on how much money states like Rhode Island and North Carolina (which is thick in litigation with Amazon over this very issue) wil...

Kindle To Go On Sale At Target

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In a surprising partnership with a competitor, and a physical store at that, Amazon has just announced that Target stores across the country will begi...

Amazon Fights North Carolina Tax Info Request, Says It Is Defending Free Speech

AP | EMERY P. DALESIO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

RALEIGH, N.C. — Online retailer Amazon.com Inc. said it is taking a stand for free speech by fighting a request from North Carolina tax authorit...

Amazon sues NY over Internet sales tax collection

AP | VALERIE BAUMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

ALBANY, N.Y. — Amazon.com is suing New York over a new law that requires out-of-state online companies to collect sales tax from shoppers in New...