Mass. To Begin Collecting Sales Tax From Amazon

October 29, 2013 2:09 PM
Mass. To Begin Collecting Sales Tax From Amazon
" BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts residents have only a few days of tax-free shopping left on Amazon .

Beginning Friday, the state will apply its 6.25 percent sales tax to purchases made from Amazon, though the tax will not apply to third-party vendors who use the site.

The state reached an agreement with Amazon last year. Owners of traditional “brick and mortar” stores have long complained of being at a competitive disadvantage to online retailers who are not required to collect sales taxes "

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