Amazon chased out of Texas by Taxes

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    No wonder Texas is having such a huge budget deficit!! They chase businesses out of the state!

    APNewsBreak: Amazon closing TX center amid dispute - Yahoo! News

     
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    i think Texas is correct though....

    all other online retailers, if bought and shipped in the state they reside in, collect sales taxes from the consumer....

    is this article saying that amazon refused to do such?

    *maybe i don't understand all????
     
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    From the link:
    So Texas isn't the only state filing suit.
     
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    Not surprising. State governments have been grousing about the "lost" revenue that they are not sucking out of the economy due to internet and catalog sales. Look for more aggressive tactics by State and local governments across the country as they do their dead level best to get their greedy hands on some redistributable cash.
     
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    it should be a level playing field for all businesses.

    Why should some be required to collect it and others not?

    I think Texas is correct in this matter and amazon may be able to run for a short while from this but I don't think it will be for very long....as mentioned ALL States are missing the sales tax revenue generated from on line sales.

    What amazon has done, will lead to more and more states making it law that even for out of state purchases, the retailer needs to collect it and send it to them....imho.
     
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    When did the thread topic turn to states other than Texas?
     

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