Indiana, Amazon.com reach online sales tax deal

Indiana, Amazon.com reach online sales tax deal

Indiana, Amazon.com reach online sales tax deal

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by TOM DAVIES, Associated Press

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Posted on January 9, 2012 at 11:00 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Amazon.com will begin collecting Indiana's 7 percent sales tax from customers in 2014.

Gov. Mitch Daniels and Amazon announced an agreement Monday that could lead to Indiana collecting at least $20 million more in annual sales tax revenues.

The agreement follows a lawsuit by Indianapolis-based mall owner Simon Property Group against the state. Traditional retailers have lobbied to end what they call an unfair price advantage for all online retailers.

The deal with Seattle-based Amazon doesn't include any other companies. But Daniels says the state is asking Congress to require all online businesses to collect state sales taxes.

Estimates on Indiana's uncollected online sales taxes range from $75 million to $250 million annually.

Daniels' office says Indiana is the fourth state with such a sales tax collection agreement with Amazon.

 

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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