South Carolina agrees to caveated sales-tax exemption for Amazon

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South Carolina agrees to caveated sales-tax exemption for Amazon

May 31 2011

In the ongoing saga of whether Amazon will or won't build a distribution center in South Carolina ... last week the South Carolina Senate approved a measure that will not require Amazon to collect sales taxes on purchases by state residents for five years, but the company will have to include a clause on the confirmation e-mail for each purchase saying that the customer may owe state sales tax, with a link to the Department of Revenue. In addition, the company must also send customers a yearly tally of their purchases and specify they could owe sales tax on their income tax return - but a copy of this letter will not be sent to the revenue agency.

Amazon say they will now resume construction on the distribution center

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