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Amazon warns it will leave California affiliates over tax law
Internet Retailer ^ | 03/02/11 | Paul Demery

Posted on 03/05/2011 12:50:28 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster

March 2, 2011, 4:32 PM

Amazon warns it will leave California affiliates over tax law

Paul Demery

Managing Editor

The retailer will cut ties with affiliates if the state passes sales tax legislation.

Amazon.com Inc. told California tax officials this week that it will cut ties with thousands of California affiliates if the state passes pending legislation requiring the online retailer to collect sales tax from California customers.

Amazon, contending that four bills pending in the California Legislature appear to be unconstitutional or would “construct Trojan horses” leading to unconstitutional regulation, said passage of any of the bills into law would compel the world’s largest online retailer to end its advertising relationships with more than 10,000 California-based participants in Amazon’s affiliate program. Amazon, No. 1 in the Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide, compensates program participants when they refer consumers who make purchases on Amazon.com.

State tax officials estimate that Amazon’s termination of its California affiliate program would slash by 50% the revenue the state expects to raise under the pending legislation, according to a statement by state senator George Runner, who is a member of the state’s Board of Equalization, the state agency that oversees sales tax collection.

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KEYWORDS: amazon; california; salestax
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Liberals' suicide continues.
1 posted on 03/05/2011 12:50:32 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster

California has become a drain.


2 posted on 03/05/2011 12:53:46 AM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Who would ever think that actions have consequences?


3 posted on 03/05/2011 12:55:39 AM PST by gigster
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To: TigerLikesRooster


"The Laffer Curve ... at some point your tax increases are offset by loss of revenue ... "
4 posted on 03/05/2011 12:55:48 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: TigerLikesRooster; PAR35; AndyJackson; Thane_Banquo; nicksaunt; MadLibDisease; happygrl; ...

P!


5 posted on 03/05/2011 12:56:07 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Now - as the Great Lady Margaret prophesied - CA is running out of other people’s money, and they are desperate to keep that spigot flowing.

It’s disgraceful.

Good for Amazon.

Like a child, libs kick and scream and stamp their feet, but it’s NOT THEIR MONEY.


6 posted on 03/05/2011 1:02:47 AM PST by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Obamacide.


7 posted on 03/05/2011 1:04:38 AM PST by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: I still care

It is rather ironic — Amazon was founded by liberals.


8 posted on 03/05/2011 1:04:56 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Like several other states facing steep revenue shortfalls, California is looking to get sales tax revenue from out-of-state online retailers who don’t have a physical presence in the state.


9 posted on 03/05/2011 1:07:14 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Ya left out this part....

Misener adds in his letter, a copy of which was received by Internet Retailer, that Amazon has already terminated its relationships with affiliates in three other states—North Carolina, Rhode Island and Colorado—that have enacted legislation within the past year aimed at forcing online retailers to collect sales tax.


10 posted on 03/05/2011 1:11:29 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: I still care

I *love* Amazon and blow lots of money on there.

Time to go shopping to show *my* “solidarity”!

LOL!


11 posted on 03/05/2011 1:14:13 AM PST by Salamander (I may be lonely but I'm never alone...and the nights may pass me by......but I never cry.)
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To: dragnet2

So much for the possibility of “bluffing”.


12 posted on 03/05/2011 1:15:51 AM PST by Salamander (I may be lonely but I'm never alone...and the nights may pass me by......but I never cry.)
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To: Salamander

Amazon has already terminated its relationships with affiliates in three other states—North Carolina, Rhode Island and Colorado—that have enacted legislation within the past year aimed at forcing online retailers to collect sales tax.


13 posted on 03/05/2011 1:20:03 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2
Amazon has already terminated its relationships with affiliates in three other states—North Carolina, Rhode Island and Colorado—that have enacted legislation within the past year aimed at forcing online retailers to collect sales tax.

Just in case someone thinks that Amazon just doesn't like to collect sales tax at all, any marketplace transaction that Amazon completes on behalf of a California retailer to a California customer automatically collects California state sales tax and remits it quarterly to the state of California.

Amazon's rejection, however, is reinterpreting an advertising presence as being a physical presence. Note: One of the big pushers behind this is Buy.com which, being based in California, is fighting an uphill battle to stay competitive in California, as their prices are 10% higher than Amazon's at the final checkout because of the sales tax charges.

To put it into perspective, it is like California stating that any out of state company that uses a billboard advertisement is now based in California and subject to corporate taxes. It bends reality.

14 posted on 03/05/2011 1:31:46 AM PST by kingu (Legislators should read what they write!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I won’t pay their online sales tax either.


15 posted on 03/05/2011 2:04:01 AM PST by Gator113 (I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Amazon.com Inc. told California tax officials this week that it will cut ties with thousands of California affiliates if the state passes pending legislation requiring the online retailer to collect sales tax from California customers

Good for Amazon!

16 posted on 03/05/2011 2:09:31 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Salamander

They have been having great cereal specials. I have a house full of cereal right now.


17 posted on 03/05/2011 2:16:35 AM PST by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Ah yes. It’s often funny to watch liberal companies slowly be stripped of their principles in the free market.

All these things that sound so noble - once they get to doing business, they find out they don’t make any sense. They either discard a lot of the silliness or start lying about it.

Here is a fun article about Ben and Jerry’s: http://www.jonentine.com/articles/evil_empire.htm


18 posted on 03/05/2011 2:24:42 AM PST by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: kingu
To put it into perspective, it is like California stating that any out of state company that uses a billboard advertisement is now based in California and subject to corporate taxes. It bends reality.

Kalifornia also collects income tax from a part of millions of retired military - if you were ever stationed in Kalifornia, they deem that you earned some of that retirement there and, no matter where you reside when you collect it, they want their share.

19 posted on 03/05/2011 2:35:05 AM PST by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
It is rather ironic — Amazon was founded by liberals.

Everyone is conservative when it comes to their own money.

20 posted on 03/05/2011 3:09:47 AM PST by Poison Pill
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To: trebb
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21 posted on 03/05/2011 3:14:23 AM PST by Big Giant Head (Two years no AV, no viruses, computer runs great!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; rabscuttle385; ...
RE “Amazon.com Inc. told California tax officials this week that it will cut ties with thousands of California affiliates if the state passes pending legislation requiring the online retailer to collect sales tax from California customers......State tax officials estimate that Amazon’s termination of its California affiliate program would slash by 50% the revenue the state expects to raise under the pending legislation, according to a statement by state senator George Runner, who is a member of the state’s Board of Equalization, the state agency that oversees sales tax collection.

Killing the cow to buy milk, classic liberalism.

22 posted on 03/05/2011 3:16:09 AM PST by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: I still care

Now *there* is a really weird mental image....LOL

[How much Peanut Butter Crunch did you buy? I might come over]....:)

You *cannot* beat Amazon for Meyenberg goat milk powder.

I use it on my dogs’ meals and they’re mad for it.

It’s *half* the price there than everywhere else.

And *books*?

Stuff Borders wants $40 for, I get for .99 + shipping.

Can’t beat them with a stick.


23 posted on 03/05/2011 3:38:22 AM PST by Salamander (I may be lonely but I'm never alone...and the nights may pass me by......but I never cry.)
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To: I still care
Ah yes. It’s often funny to watch liberal companies slowly be stripped of their principles in the free market.

Google's "Don't be evil" translates as "Evil is OK with us" in Chinese.

24 posted on 03/05/2011 4:09:14 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Washington is finally rid of the Kennedies. Free at last, thank God almighty we are free at last.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Well done by Amazon.

Companies so often just knuckle under to bullying by various governmental bodies. I am glad to see Amazon isn't merely submitting to the usual California governmental claptrap.

25 posted on 03/05/2011 4:18:01 AM PST by snowsislander
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Remember the unintended consequences years ago of Mass. luxuy tax on yachts?


26 posted on 03/05/2011 4:19:09 AM PST by ken5050 (Admin Moderators rule!!!!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

All Amazon need do is post on it’s website:

“Sorry. We cannot ship to California. These are the names of the legislators who support taxing mail order:

Name 1
Name 2
Name 3
...”

You get the idea...


27 posted on 03/05/2011 4:23:00 AM PST by djf (Dems and liberals: Let's redefine "marriage". We already redefined "natural born citizen".)
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To: Big Giant Head

Holy Mackerel Dere Andy!


28 posted on 03/05/2011 4:34:19 AM PST by PoloSec ( Believe how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again for our justification)
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To: Big Giant Head

Wow!


29 posted on 03/05/2011 4:56:04 AM PST by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: Big Giant Head

bttt


30 posted on 03/05/2011 5:29:13 AM PST by petercooper (Purge the RINO's.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

“with more than 10,000 California-based participants in Amazon’s affiliate program.”

Let’s name this right -

“with more than 10,000 California-based SMALL BUSINESSES that participate in Amazon’s affiliate program.”

These small business owners would still pay state income taxes.

No matter how much you’re taxed, it’s never enough for thieving leftists.


31 posted on 03/05/2011 5:30:00 AM PST by sergeantdave (The democrat party is a seditious organization and must be outlawed)
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To: djf

See Post #31.

They will still ship to California - they will just not have any books purchased on Amazon come from California book stores. Thus no CA sales tax - because they wanted MORE tax.

It is like killing the goose laying the golden egg because she wasn’t laying silver and platinum ones as well.


32 posted on 03/05/2011 5:36:18 AM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: 6SJ7

Years ago when Michigan implemented a tobacco tax (the one before the last one). I believe about 7years ago, I was in discussion with the county health director. He was commenting how the tax was a great thing in that all kinds of money would be directed to county level health programs. It was anticipated a 100 million dollar increase in revenue. I told him that it would most likely result in a loss in revenue as two things would happen:1; people would quit; 2; people would go out of state for their smokes.
Michigan cigarette tax revenue dropped by about 110 million and the number one ticket issued by the Coldwater State Police post was untaxed cigarettes. Coldwater is located just inside the Indiana/MI border.
Liberals just don’t see the big pictured. In this case it was cheaper to drive 100 miles to Indiana for smokes. The tax was 75 cents a pack. People were buying hundreds of cartons for all their friends and family in one trip and saving thousands in taxes at the time.


33 posted on 03/05/2011 5:41:01 AM PST by midcop402
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To: midcop402
It was anticipated a 100 million dollar increase in revenue. I told him that it would most likely result in a loss in revenue as two things would happen:1; people would quit; 2; people would go out of state for their smokes.

Governments never learn. They seem to think they can jack up the rate and people won't modify their behavior.

34 posted on 03/05/2011 5:53:34 AM PST by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: kingu
To put it into perspective, it is like California stating that any out of state company that uses a billboard advertisement is now based in California and subject to corporate taxes. It bends reality.

It does that, but non-reality is a reality in Obamaland. The airwaves are next. Anyone who advertises on the radio or TV will be deemed to have a "physical presence" because the government "owns" the air. The illusion has become reality, thanks to the 'Rats.

35 posted on 03/05/2011 6:01:32 AM PST by chimera
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To: trebb
Kalifornia also collects income tax from...

Back in the late 80's I worked for a cell carrier that was based out of San Francisco. In addition to some CA markets, they owned markets in NC, MD, and LA. My job was to keep the systems in those markets running. I worked for them for 2 years before I ever set foot in their California office. The State of California deducted state income tax on me despite the fact that I was not a California resident and was not working in California. I was never able to recover those funds.

36 posted on 03/05/2011 6:44:45 AM PST by Thermalseeker (The theft being perpetrated by Congress and the Fed makes Bernie Maddoff look like a pickpocket.)
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To: Salamander

I use Slickdeals.net to keep me aware of Amazon sales.

http://slickdeals.net/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=9&sort=lastpost&order=desc&perpage=80

I currently have a Prime account at Amazon, and they have a netflix like streaming operation for anyone who does for free. So that’s nice.

On top of my fridge right now I have about 15 boxes of cereal. We keep ignoring the Raisin Bran and eating the Lucky Charms.
I also usually buy maple syrup there by the jug. Diapers and coffee are also huge sellers there.


37 posted on 03/05/2011 8:27:08 AM PST by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: I still care

Thank you for that totally awesome website.

[now I’ll be flat broke by 6 pm]....LOL

I take it that Peanut Butter Crunch got bumped for the Lucky Charm hoard, eh?....:)

I buy books, electronics, computer stuff, vitamins and supplements for both me and the dogs, dog training equipment, DVDs, CDs, OOP VHS tapes of rare movies, OOP books you can’t find *anywhere* else.

Gosh...I can’t even list all the diverse stuff I’ve bought there over the years.

*Most* of the time, they beat eBay’s prices.

I just got another Olympus C-2020 for color infrared photography for a measly 50 bucks with ALL the original parts and box and they go for $70 and up on eBay *without* the OEM stuff.

It’s the cheapest one I’ve ever bought and the best quality one, as well.

I just got a BARSKA Accu Grip Handheld Tripod System for my cameras for $15 and the sellers on ebay want an average of $40.

Can’t say enough good things about them.

[Geeze I’m ~really~ craving Peanut Butter Crunch, now]....LOL


38 posted on 03/05/2011 8:42:38 AM PST by Salamander (I may be lonely but I'm never alone...and the nights may pass me by......but I never cry.)
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To: sickoflibs

Liberals don’t understand - people can move away from unfair taxes. Rush left New York - others have too.


39 posted on 03/05/2011 9:20:38 AM PST by GOPJ (http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php - It's only uncivil when someone on the right does it.- Laz)
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To: Poison Pill
It is rather ironic — Amazon was founded by liberals. Everyone is conservative when it comes to their own money.

Oh Really? How about government, Google, government teachers unions, La Raza, etc etc...

What ya meant to say is if it discredits CA, it just fine regardless....lol

40 posted on 03/05/2011 9:28:29 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: All

For the record, I am for reducing ALL taxes across the board by 70 percent, in an effort to reduce the size of corrupt, bloated city, state and federal government.


41 posted on 03/05/2011 9:35:02 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: GOPJ

They are supported by brick-and-mortar stores in California that say they are at a competitive disadvantage because they have to collect sales tax. The U.S. Supreme Court has rules that states cannot compel tax collection by companies that have no physical presence inside their borders.

Misener called all four current California bills “unconstitutional because they ultimately would be used to require sellers with no physical presence in California to collect sales tax merely on the basis of contracts with California advertisers.”

Three other states — North Carolina, Rhode Island, and Colorado — have passed similar measures and Amazon has ended its relationship with affiliates in those states, Misener said. The Illinois legislature has also passed an Internet sales tax measure and Amazon has notified affiliates in that state that their contracts with Amazon will be terminated if the governor signs the bill.


42 posted on 03/05/2011 9:40:52 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Salamander

One word about slickdeals - it’s got a lot of followers, so if you see a deal you like, grab it ASAP - once it hits the slickdeals webpage, if it’s REALLY good, it can sell out in minutes.


43 posted on 03/05/2011 9:43:24 AM PST by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: I still care

Aaaack!

Pressure!
Stress!

Oh well, I’m nuts about a really good deal...I’ll relax afterward.

LOL

Thanks again!


44 posted on 03/05/2011 4:17:59 PM PST by Salamander (I may be lonely but I'm never alone...and the nights may pass me by......but I never cry.)
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To: sickoflibs

“...Killing the cow to buy milk, classic liberalism...”

Hitting them in the wallet where it hurts, classic Capitalism!!!

Love it ANYTIME somebody stiffs “The Man”...especially when “The Man” is controlled by POS libs.


45 posted on 03/05/2011 9:39:48 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Amazon Out of Texas Over Taxes

Online retail giant Amazon.com will close its Irving, Texas, distribution center and is backing off plans to expand in the state over a dispute involving the state’s sales tax laws, after the state demanded $269 million in uncollected sales tax from the company.

The dispute also led Amazon to scrap plans “to build additional facilities and expand in Texas, bringing more than 1,000 new jobs and tens of millions of investment dollars to the state.”

http://www.dvdtown.com/news/amazon-to-leave-texas-over-taxes-california-might-be-next/8474


46 posted on 03/22/2011 11:57:02 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: eyedigress
California has become a drain.

Amazon Out of Texas Over Taxes

Online retail giant Amazon.com will close its Irving, Texas, distribution center and is backing off plans to expand in the state over a dispute involving the state's sales tax laws, after the state demanded $269 million in uncollected sales tax from the company.

The dispute also led Amazon to scrap plans "to build additional facilities and expand in Texas, bringing more than 1,000 new jobs and tens of millions of investment dollars to the state."

http://www.dvdtown.com/news/amazon-to-leave-texas-over-taxes-california-might-be-next/8474

47 posted on 03/22/2011 11:58:04 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: snowsislander
I am glad to see Amazon isn't merely submitting to the usual California governmental claptrap.

Amazon Out of Texas Over Taxes

Online retail giant Amazon.com will close its Irving, Texas, distribution center and is backing off plans to expand in the state over a dispute involving the state's sales tax laws, after the state demanded $269 million in uncollected sales tax from the company.

The dispute also led Amazon to scrap plans "to build additional facilities and expand in Texas, bringing more than 1,000 new jobs and tens of millions of investment dollars to the state."

http://www.dvdtown.com/news/amazon-to-leave-texas-over-taxes-california-might-be-next/8474

48 posted on 03/22/2011 12:00:49 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: sergeantdave
No matter how much you’re taxed, it’s never enough for thieving leftists.

Amazon Out of Texas Over Taxes

Online retail giant Amazon.com will close its Irving, Texas, distribution center and is backing off plans to expand in the state over a dispute involving the state's sales tax laws, after the state demanded $269 million in uncollected sales tax from the company.

The dispute also led Amazon to scrap plans "to build additional facilities and expand in Texas, bringing more than 1,000 new jobs and tens of millions of investment dollars to the state."

http://www.dvdtown.com/news/amazon-to-leave-texas-over-taxes-california-might-be-next/8474

49 posted on 03/22/2011 12:02:38 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: GOPJ
No matter how much you’re taxed, it’s never enough for thieving leftists.

Amazon to Leave Texas over Taxes

http://www.dvdtown.com/news/amazon-to-leave-texas-over-taxes-california-might-be-next/8474

(this is so much fun)

50 posted on 03/22/2011 12:04:57 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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