Texas bills Amazon for $269 million in uncollected sales tax

As noted in this article, the state of Texas has billed Amazon for $269 million in uncollected sales tax. The claim is based on the location in Texas of a distribution facility owned by an Amazon subsidiary.  This is an example of states stepping up efforts to collect some of the estimated $20 billion or so in sales tax that goes uncollected on online sales.  The enactment of the Main Street Fairness Act would make collection of sales tax consistent across states, eliminating the need for actions by individual states.

One Response to Texas bills Amazon for $269 million in uncollected sales tax

  1. […] topics Nicklaus covers are Illinois’ recent enactment of affiliate nexus legislation and the $269 million bill that Texas recently sent to Amazon for uncollected sales […]

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