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Is an Amazon Law Showdown Coming to Georgia?

Posted by Brian Greer on Wed, Jan 23, 2013 @ 01:34 PM

Georgia's new "Amazon Law" went into effect on January 1, requiring certain online retailers to collect and remit sales tax for online sales.  But, according to an article in the Atlanta Journal and Constitution (AJC), three weeks into the new year, Amazon is still not collecting and remitting Georgia sales tax.

This is interesting!  Has Amazon failed to implement the new rules?  Do they believe the rules, as written, don't apply?  Is a showdown coming to Georgia?

As reported in the AJC, Amazon did not return several phone calls and emails when seeking comment.

“Our expectation is that the law would be abided by,” said Ryan Teague, executive counsel to Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal.

If Amazon continues to not collect the tax, the Georgia Retail Association may sue, said Rick McAllister, its president and CEO.

The full article can be found here....

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/amazon-fails-to-collect-new-georgia-tax/nT4wm/

Topics: Amazon laws, sales tax Georgia