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Tag: online sales tax

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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