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Friday, November 08, 2013

Ind. Gov't. - "Amazon Passes Tax Milestone " What about Indiana?

Greg Bensinger of the WSJ Digits Blog $$ wrote Nov. 1st in a story that begins:

Beginning Friday, the majority of U.S. consumers will have to pay sales tax on their Amazon.com purchases.

That’s a milestone of sorts for the retail giant, which has spent years trying to avoid collecting the tax, a leg up over brick-and-mortar retailers. Laws that take effect in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Wisconsin Friday mean about 163 million Americans in 16 states will have to pay tax on their diapers, books and other goods on Amazon.

Later in the story:
Still, Amazon seems to believe that it’s worth fighting to protect its tax-free status for as long as possible in the remaining 34 states.
Indiana isn't mentioned in the story.

The ILB had a post on Jan. 9, 2012, headed "State, Amazon.com, reach sales tax agreement", where the governor (Daniels) stated that under an agreement between Amazon and the Dept. of Revenue, Amazon will "voluntarily begin to collect and remit Indiana sales tax beginning January 1, 2014 or 90 days from the enactment of federal legislation, whichever is earlier. The state will not assess the company for sales tax for other periods."

A follow-up post on Jan. 18th noted that WRTV 6 was reporting: "State budget officials have refused to release Indiana's much talked about agreement with Amazon.com."

Any more up-to-date information out there?

A reader has sent me this YouTube video from Jan. 9, 2012.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on November 8, 2013 10:02 AM
Posted to Indiana Government