Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Amazon.com will begin collecting taxes in Massachusetts

If what you're really into is maximizing the size, scope, cost, and, therefore, power, of government, then this is great news.
Amazon.com, the huge online retailer, will begin collecting Massachusetts sales tax on purchases made by Bay State customers, starting next fall, Governor Deval Patrick’s office said Tuesday.

“I value the contributions large and small employers alike make to Massachusetts’ economic vitality, and this agreement captures that,” Patrick said in a statement. “We are thankful Amazon was willing to come to the table and we will continue our conversations with them about creating jobs here. This agreement is a win for all sides, and I am pleased it promises to generate millions in long-term revenue for the Commonwealth.”
"A win for all sides."

Except for, you know, Massachusetts' Amazon customers. Like me.

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