Bottom line: Online sales tax collections in California, New York and elsewhere will continue.
Future holiday shopping seasons might feature skies full of autonomous Amazon delivery drones.
Latin American countries have succeeded for now in blocking Amazon from claiming “.amazon” as a new domain name. A committee of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which governs the process by which new global top-level domains are approved, recommended this week that .amazon not be approved. Five countries whose geography is […]
As April 17 approaches, state leaders in Sacramento are nervously waiting to see what kind of tax revenue comes in — and thus, how big a budget they can hash out. One source of revenue the state shouldn’t be counting on: the use tax. The Board of Equalization estimates that annually $1 billion in unpaid […]
Legislative lawyers believe that if a referendum on the new law requiring sales tax collection by online retailers qualifies for the ballot, the law will have to be put on hold until the voters have their say. If that opinion holds, it may raise the stakes for a budget written with an expectation of at […]
SAN FRANCISCO — (AP) Amazon.com Inc. wants California voters to decide whether to overturn a new law that forces online retailers to collect sales taxes there. A petition for a referendum was filed Friday with the state Attorney General’s Office so that voters can decide on the requirement, which was included in a state budget […]
Update 4 p.m. KQED’s Stephanie Martin this afternoon talked to Betty Yee, a State Board of Equalization member who represents 21 counties in central and northern California. The board is responsible for collecting sales tax. Earlier today an Amazon VP said the company does not intend on collecting the sales tax that newly passed California […]