Amazon.com loses in New York sales tax case

01/14/2009 | Wall Street Journal, The

A New York State Supreme Court justice has rejected Amazon.com's claim that it should not have to collect sales tax from Empire State shoppers on its site. Amazon had contended that it had no physical presence in New York, but Justice Eileen Bransten ruled that state statutes "[obligate] out-of-state sellers to shoulder their fair share of the tax-collection burden."

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