Amazon to start collecting sales taxes across the USA
Amazon will begin collecting nationwide sales taxes in the USA as of 1 April 2017. Amazon has long fought against the imposition of sales tax in individual states, from court cases to corporate exemptions, and the collection of sales tax on online purchases has been a controversial topic in the USA. Yet, recently, many online retailers, like Amazon, started to shift their operations to collect sales tax in most states, most likely due to increased legal and political pressure. Amazon has not yet commented on the change.