Amazon to collect sales tax from Mass. residents
Online retailer Amazon.com has reached a deal with Massachusetts to start collecting the state's 6.25 percent sales tax from Bay State residents.
Tax on Amazon purchases in Calif. begins Saturday
(AP)—Online retailer Amazon.com has tried to become all things to all consumers, but in California, it is about to take on a role it fought against for years: tax collector.
Amazon announces new Indiana distribution center
(AP) -- Amazon.com Inc. announced plans Tuesday for a $150 million warehouse and distribution center in southern Indiana after state officials gave the online retailer two more years before it has to start collecting sales ...
France's EDF says owed 4.8 bn euros for green scheme
French power giant EDF is owed 4.8 billion euros by the French state as part of an elaborate scheme to encourage investment in renewable energy, chief executive Henri Proglio said Wednesday.
Amazon says tax delay will save jobs
Amazon on Monday said legislation allowing online retailers to delay for one year the collection of sales tax in California would save jobs and provide time for a national law to be drawn up.
Sales tax holiday spurs business, losses in tax collections
Sales tax holidays for certain goods lead to significantly higher sales on the goods, but also substantially reduce tax collection revenue.
New Yorkers divided on how to balance state budget
(PhysOrg.com) -- Cornell's Survey Research Institute asked New Yorkers: If the state does not have enough money to balance its budget and pay for existing programs, would you raise taxes, cut state programs or borrow money?
Enforcing bans on cigarette sales to kids reduces youth smoking
A new study finds that enforcing federal and state laws against tobacco sales to minors dramatically decreases underage smoking rates. The results show that laws prohibiting sales of cigarettes to minors and stepped up enforcement ...