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U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Internet Sales Tax Case

December 2, 2013 | 1:16 pm

U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Internet Sales Tax Case

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Bottom line: Online sales tax collections in California, New York and elsewhere will continue.

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Amazon’s ‘Octocopters’: The Droning Ghost of Commerce Future?

December 2, 2013 | 11:59 am

Amazon’s ‘Octocopters’: The Droning Ghost of Commerce Future?

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Future holiday shopping seasons might feature skies full of autonomous Amazon delivery drones.

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International Domain Name Authority Blocks Amazon’s Claim to ‘.amazon’

July 19, 2013 | 1:36 pm

International Domain Name Authority Blocks Amazon’s Claim to ‘.amazon’

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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 […]

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The Online Sales Tax You’re Supposed to Pay But Don’t…

April 13, 2012 | 2:59 pm

The Online Sales Tax You’re Supposed to Pay But Don’t…

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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 […]

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Amazon Sales Tax May Be Put on Hold If Referendum Submitted by Company Qualifies

July 26, 2011 | 9:44 am

Amazon Sales Tax May Be Put on Hold If Referendum Submitted by Company Qualifies

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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 […]

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July 11, 2011 | 4:08 pm

Amazon Seeks Referendum on Sales Tax

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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 […]

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June 30, 2011 | 4:01 pm

Amazon Says It Won’t Collect Sales Tax; State Says It’ll Send a Bill Then

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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 […]

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