In what is turning out to be a bad week for on-line giant Amazon.com, the South Carolina legislature has rejected a bill that would have extended tax breaks to the retailer. On Wednesday, April 27th the House voted 71 – 47 against H4091 which would have exempted Amazon from collecting sales taxes in South Carolina for five years.
Amazon had struck a deal with the Commerce Department under the former Governor to build a distribution center in the state if South Carolina would in return guarantee that they would be exempt from the sales tax for 5 years. According to the Augusta Chronicle Amazon vice president Paul Misener has stated that the company has “canceled $52 million in procurement contracts and removed all South Carolina fulfillment center job postings from our site.”
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