May 1 2008
I hate online sales tax so I am totally biased against New York’s decision to start charging online retailers to collect state tax. Amazon has decided to challenge this in court arguing that the State of New York lacks jurisdiction to collect sales tax from Amazon on the basis that because of its lack of physical presence in the state and that there are no in-state representatives soliciting sales. Amazon has brought the suit under due process, commerce clause, and discrimination clauses. In this, I can support Amazon.