Amazon Study Reveals Explosive Growth of Third-Party Sales, Sales Tax Avoidance

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Amazon Study Reveals Explosive Growth of Third-Party Sales, Sales Tax Avoidance

Apr 05 2018

A new report from the American Booksellers Association (ABA) and Civic Economics reveals the continuing — and increasing — loss of jobs and essential state and municipal revenue as a result of the growing retail dominance of Amazon.com. The report documents both Amazon’s sales and, for the first time, the explosive growth of sales through its third-party Marketplace from 2014 to 2016. And the report makes clear that Amazon’s sales tax avoidance strategy has continued despite well-publicized agreements with American states.

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