Indiana Merchants Cry Out For Better Amazon Deal
- Feb 27, 2012 | Susan McLain
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?”