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Viewpoint - March 16, 2011

Guest opinion: Amazon is trying to thwart new tax policy

by Clark Kepler

There has been increasing media coverage of the sales tax equity fight in California in recent weeks. A few days ago, Board of Equalization member George Runner stated his belief that's declared intent to terminate its relationship with in-state affiliates was "an imminent threat to California jobs."

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Posted by David Duran, a resident of another community
on Mar 24, 2011 at 10:59 am

Does collect and remit sales tax on online purchases from shoppers in all 45 states that have a sales tax?

e.g. If I'm from Vermont, would you collect sales tax and remit it to Vermont's taxing authority so I don't owe use tax?

Posted by Peter Carpenter, a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Mar 24, 2011 at 7:42 pm

Nothing that Amazon does relieves me of my obligation to pay California use tax on my Amazon purchases if Amazon does not collect those taxes at the time of sale.