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Amazon Strikes a Deal with Nevada
Amazon Strikes a Deal with Nevada

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AIR DATE: April 26, 2012

Nevada has followed some other states including California in striking a deal with online retailer Amazon that requires the company to collect state sales tax after 2014. That means that anything bought from Amazon will also have 8.1 percent sales tax added. The state estimates that will bring in an additional $16 million annually. So why strike a deal now? And what is the agreement to lobby Congress for national legislation mean?
 
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Ian Mylchreest, KNPR's State of Nevada
Chuck Muth, conservative activist and blogger
Bryan Wachter, Dir of Govt Affairs for So NV, Taxation, and Workers’ Compensation, Retail Association of Nevada

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Funny that when I buy a car from an out of state dealer, they collect NV state sales tax from me at the time of the sale. And yet, all those other sales somehow don't count? Please. If there is to be a state Sales & Use tax to be collected, then it should apply to all sales regardless of origin, and collected at the rate used in the state of final delivery and consumption.
JamesApr 25, 2012 19:04:25 PM
Yet more money for the State, who will only waste it on crap, or give it to people who didn't earn it. Clearly, Nevada politicians - both Republican AND Democrat - represent the takers, not the makers. No more votes from me!
Tim HuntApr 25, 2012 14:04:04 PM
Governor Sandoval refused to tax Foreign Mining Corporations or Gaming for the additional money he needs during the last legislative session, yet he's happy to tax Nevada voters through a 8.1% sales tax on Amazon that will be passed on to every consumer. More Sandotaxes for the working people and more free rides for foreign corporations and gaming. More proof that he favors the rich and powerful and not us. NO SECOND TERM FOR SANDOTAXES!
Jim in HendersonApr 25, 2012 08:55:55 AM
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