Report: Amazon not collecting Georgia online sales tax
by Associated Press Wire
January 23, 2013 10:14 AM | 1367 views | 3 3 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print

ATLANTA (AP) — A newspaper is reporting that Amazon.com is not collecting sales tax from Georgia shoppers despite a new state law designed to snag the money from the world's biggest online retailer.

The new law went into effect at the start of 2013.

The Atlanta-Journal Constitution reports that shoppers buying items from Amazon.com to be shipped to Georgia should be prompted to pay sales tax under the new law. But the newspaper reports that its own checks of Amazon.com show that isn't happening.

Seattle-based Amazon has fought against charging its customers a sales tax elsewhere, leading to legal battles in some states.

Atlanta lawyer Eric Tresh, who represents the company, declined to talk about Amazon's position on Georgia's tax, but said laws in various states that require online collection are "arguably unconstitutional."

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Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution



Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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VFP42
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January 23, 2013
I can't help but wonder if the likes of D.A. King orders anything from the Internets, thus dodging taxes like the Illegals he claims to hate because they supposedly dodge taxes and supposedly don't pay their share into society (ie they do not participate in the most Socialist portions of our society, so he hates them because of that).
Lib in Cobb
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January 23, 2013
Bravo to you Amazon, bravo!
John Galt
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January 23, 2013
You go Amazon!
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