online sales taxes

Sep 29, 2014

Arizona smokers hit with online sales taxes

Arizona smokers who thought they were getting a good deal by buying cigarettes online are now being served with tax bills by the state.

Dec 13, 2012

Sales tax task force approves recommendations

A task force assembled by Gov. Jan Brewer to simplify Arizona’s complicated sales tax system completed its work and is ready to send its recommendations to the governor.

Gayle Shanks, co-owner of Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, said she’s glad Arizona has reached an agreement for Amazon.com to collect state sales tax. She said not collecting state sales tax gives the online giant an unfair price advantage. (Cronkite News Service Photo by Sarah Pringle)
Nov 1, 2012

Brick-and-mortar retailers: Amazon sales tax deal helps level playing field

Changing Hands Bookstore is set up for customers browsing its shelves in search of a good read, co-owner Gayle Shanks said.

But some of those roaming the aisles at their leisure return home to buy from online retailers that among other advantages don’t charge sales taxes for transactions.