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Silicon Valley business owners call on Amazon to drop fight against sales-tax law
Aug 22 2011
Clark Kepler saw the beloved independent bookstore that bears his name nearly undone six years ago by Internet retailers who were able to offer lower prices because they do not collect sales tax.
Now that the state has passed a law requiring companies such as Amazon to collect the tax, the proprietor of Kepler's Books in Menlo Park is joining other Silicon Valley small business owners in an effort to ensure the newly leveled playing field stays that way.
British Parliament asks Amazon to clarify why it pays $9 million in income tax on $23 billion of UK sales.(May 20 2013) Amazon will be called back to give further evidence to members of the British Parliament "to clarify how its activities in the U.K. justify its low corporate...