Amazon Hopes to Overturn California’s Online Sales Tax Ruling

And the battle continues...Amazon.com is supporting a ballot initiative that seeks to overturn California's recent ruling requiring online retailers to collect sales tax.

In June, California passed a new law requiring online retailers to collect sales tax from customers even if retailers do not have a brick and mortar store in the state. In response, Seattle-based retailer Amazon.com shut down its California affiliate program, calling the new law “unconstitutional” and “counterproductive.”

“At a time when businesses are leaving California, it is important to enact policies that attract and encourage business, not drive it away,” Paul Misener, Amazon’s vice president of public policy, is quoted as saying in The New York Times.

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