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Some Californians Spend Big Online Before New Sales Tax Begins

Some Californians Spend Big Online Before New Sales Tax Begins

Amazon.com and other Internet retailers will begin collecting sales and use tax on purchases by California residents beginning Saturday 8 September 2012. Seeing the tax increase coming, many tech-savvy consumers are trying to cram in some last-minute tax-free shopping.  Depending on where they live, Californians pay 7.25 to 9.75 percent in sales taxes, making these tax savings … Read More

Small Business Owners Appreciate the Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday

Small Business Owners Appreciate the Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday

Business was booming at several hunting supply and gun stores throughout Louisiana this weekend. This boom can be largely explained by a sales tax exemption on hunting goods, like shotguns, rifles, ammunition and hunting accessories just before hunting season. Local business owners and managers, like Tara Harris, store director of Academy Sports & Outdoors have given … Read More

Amazon.com Will begin Collecting Sales Tax in Pennsylvania

Amazon.com Will begin Collecting Sales Tax in Pennsylvania

A spokesperson from Amazon.com Inc. stated Wednesday, that the company will start collecting Pennsylvania sales tax on orders that are shipped to the state.  This will begin 1 September 2012.  Previously, the online retail giant had refused to register to collect Pennsylvania’s 6 percent sales tax, claiming that did not hold nexus in that state. … Read More