Arizona bills Amazon for $53 million in uncollected sales tax

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Arizona bills Amazon for $53 million in uncollected sales tax

Feb 06 2012

The ongoing sales tax battle between many US states and large online retailers, most notably Amazon, continues with a thrust from Arizona which, last week, billed Amazon $53 million for uncollected sales taxes.

The Tucson Citizen reported that in a filing last week with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Amazon said that the state "issued the assessment covering untaxed transactions from March 1, 2006, through December 31, 2010.

A Amazon spokesperson says, "We believe that the assessment is without merit and intend to vigorously defend ourselves in this matter."

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