Amazon offers jobs in lieu of collecting California sales tax

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Amazon offers jobs in lieu of collecting California sales tax

Sep 02 2011

Amazon is offering to bring thousands of jobs to California as it tries to back away from a ballot-box confrontation over the state's new Internet sales tax law. It's a strategy the company has used in other states as it tries to squash a growing movement toward taxing online commerce. But it was uncertain whether Amazon's offer would gain much traction in California.

Bill Dombrowski, head of the California Retailers Association, said he looked over Amazon's written offer and called it "totally unacceptable ... We don't think it's a serious compromise, a serious proposal."

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