Posted: Saturday, August 10th 2013 at 6:22am
Report: Amazon.com to collect sales tax in Ga.
By The Associated Press
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Journal Constitution is reporting Amazon.com will begin collecting sales tax in Georgia on Sept. 1.
The newspaper reported Friday that a company spokesman confirmed the move, which was hailed by the Georgia Retail Association. Association president Rick McAllister told the AJC that it will make a difference to stores with a physical presence in the state that have to charge sales tax and that have lost business to the online retail giant.
Last year, Georgia passed a law designed to collect taxes from Amazon.com and other online retailers. The law is expected to add $16 million annually to the state's tax collections.
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