Amazon Fights The Tax

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The Amazon tax is meeting some resistance in the state of New York as Amazon.com is suing to try to stop it.

The state is claiming that because Amazon partners with retailers in NY, Amazon needs to collect taxes.

Amazon.com’s lawsuit argues that New York State is overstating the retailer’s presence here. In legal papers, Amazon.com argues that if it can be forced to collect sales taxes, there is no reason that any other out of state retailer, Internet-based or otherwise, that runs television or radio advertisements in New York, shouldn’t have to.

Two legal experts said they expected Amazon.com to win.

I hope so, too!

1:12 pm on May 2, 2008