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States push harder for online sales tax collection

(AP) -- Tax-free shopping is under threat for many online shoppers as states facing widening budget gaps increasingly pressure Amazon.com Inc. and other Internet retailers to start collecting sales taxes from their residents.

Mar 21, 2011
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Internet sales tax back on Congress' radar

At least $100,000 worth of business at Chase's Do It Best Hardware in Gainesville, Ga., shuffles out the door and onto the Internet each year to avoid sales taxes, in business manager Craig Shoemaker's estimation.

Mar 12, 2014
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Stiff resistance to state technology taxes

As the nation moves from a tangible goods-based economy to a service-based economy, a few states are trying to keep revenues robust by taxing technological services such as software upgrades and cloud computing. But a backlash ...

Nov 08, 2013
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Lawmaker accuses Google of dodging taxes (Update 2)

An influential committee of British lawmakers accused search company Google of dodging its taxes on Thursday in a scathing report that said the U.S. Internet company took on highly contrived arrangements ...

Jun 13, 2013
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White House backs Internet sales tax bill

The White House Monday backed a Senate bill to force online retailers like Amazon and eBay to collect state and local sales taxes, hoping to end a cost disadvantage hampering bricks and mortar businesses.

Apr 22, 2013
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Federal lawmakers push for online sales tax

When Katherine McHenry answers the phone at a Building Blocks Toy Store in Chicago, she may get a caller who wants to negotiate a lower price on an item she is selling because it can be purchased for less money online.

Apr 04, 2013
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NY top court OKs tax on online sellers like Amazon

New York's highest court has ruled the state can collect sales tax from out-of-state retailers, rejecting claims by Amazon.com and Overstock.com that the tax violates the U.S. Constitution's Commerce Clause.

Mar 28, 2013
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