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In just the last few weeks, Arkansas and Illinois joined New York, North Carolina, and Rhode Island in enacting legislation requiring some online retailers, like Amazon.com, to collect sales taxes on purchases made by their state’s residents. At least a dozen other states are considering enacting similar policies, and the list of states with a serious interest in this issue seems to be growing by the week. In a new brief, ITEP explains the basics of so-called “Amazon taxes,” and discusses the actions that Amazon, Wal-Mart, Home Depot, and other retailers have taken during this new surge of interest in sales tax reform.
Read the ITEP brief.