The Seattle-based web giant announced plans to build a second headquarters last week. The company said it would prefer a metropolitan area with more than one million people, a stable business environment and a strong talent pool. Amazon also said it expects incentives from wherever it chooses to build the headquarters.Read More »
In his quest to ensure the state doesn’t bring in more revenue if the federal Marketplace Fairness Act comes online, Republican Rep. J.D. Mesnard of Chandler isn’t taking no for an answer.Read More »
Even if Gov. Jan Brewer’s sales tax reform bill passes this year, Arizona will still have some work to do before it can reap the benefits of proposed federal legislation allowing states to collect sales taxes for online purchases.Read More »
Booming sales on Cyber Monday might have meant savings for consumers, but they could also have meant lost revenue for the state of Arizona, a new report said.Read More »
Arizona retailers are planning to increase the pressure on lawmakers to force online retailers to collect state sales tax.
The Arizona Retailers Association is concocting a public-relations campaign to intensify awareness and garner support for an online sales tax.
Despite dying twice already this year, a bill aimed at forcing Amazon.com to collect sales taxes on products it sells to Arizona consumers has been revived again.Read More »
The Arizona Senate has postponed a vote scheduled Wednesday on a bill to require Amazon.com to collect sales tax on purchases made by Arizona residents.Read More »
In July, Gov. Jan Brewer celebrated the announcement that Amazon.com was planning to open a new distribution center in the state, calling the move proof that Arizona is open for business.
Now, lawmakers are telling Amazon that since they have distribution centers here, they should be required to collect and pay sales tax to the state.
The mixed message is the latest chapter in a long-standing battle between online giants and brick-and-mortar retailers — and one that isn’t likely to be settled any time soon.
Shoppers who dodge sales taxes by turning to the Internet may see their options begin to narrow if a measure in the Arizona Senate becomes law.Read More »