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Indiana Merchants Cry Out For Better Amazon Deal

  • Feb 27, 2012 | Susan McLain

 Indiana Merchants Want More Fair Deal With Amazon Regarding Sales Tax Collection

Indiana merchants are making their voices heard. The Indiana Merchants for Tax Fairness issued a press release this past week “…asking state leaders to adopt legislation to end the unfair tax deal this year and support local businesses.” Indiana has had a deal in place “…with Amazon to exempt them from collecting sales tax” since 2007.

Governor Daniels recently modified the 2007 deal to have Amazon “…begin collecting sales tax by January 1, 2014.” Since then, Indiana merchants have seen Virginia cut a deal to have Amazon collect and remit by September 2013, and Pennsylvania and California have had deals in place for Amazon to begin collecting by September 2012.

According to Grant Monahan, spokesperson for Indiana Merchants for Tax Fairness, “State after state is making better deals…why do Hoosier businesses need to wait two more years for relief?”

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Susan McLain
Avalara Author Susan McLain
Susan McLain began her career as a technical writer in technology industries such as satellite networking and medical devices. Her skills encompass technical and marketing writing, usability engineering, verification and validation testing and protocol writing, requirements development, business analysis, technical illustration/graphic design and marketing. She has owned her own business providing service to small to medium sized business and in other positions, she has been in project management, documentation and marketing. She is currently the content specialist for Avalara helping to “make sales tax less taxing.”