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Web retailers, states tussle over tax rules by AP: Yahoo! Tech

Posted in General Business,Retail by ebs4pos on July 4, 2009

NEW YORK –

In a big break for online shoppers, Web retailers generally don’t have to charge sales taxes in states where they lack a store or some other physical presence.

Increasingly, states aching under the weight of the recession are seeking a way around that rule. Because companies like Amazon.com Inc. get help drumming up sales from online affiliates — people who link to products on their blogs, promote Web shopping deals and offer coupons — several states say the Internet retailers should charge sales taxes in states where those affiliates are based.

via Web retailers, states tussle over tax rules by AP: Yahoo! Tech.

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