Amazon Now Has Sales Tax for Shipping to Our Mountain State
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on October 15, 2013 @ 7:15PM
Created on October 15, 2013 @ 6:35PM
Monday, Amazon, a major online retailer, started charging sales tax to all items shipped here to the Mountain State along with twelve other states.
"If you have to pay tax online, you might as well just drive to the store. I like shopping online, but if I have to pay tax and shipping and everything I'm not going to now. I buy a lot on Amazon and EBay," said Frankie Allen, Harrison County Resident.
Some local business owners said they hope that it will expand to other online retailers making it a more level playing field. One woman told 5 News business is constantly battling with online deals.
"When I think about it, I think it kind of levels the playing field for everybody. So now they'll be able to shop locally and pay that same price. Maybe that will encourage them to do a little more shopping here around town in our area versus ordering the same thing out that they could have maybe gotten a little cheaper by not having to pay the tax. Just kind of levels it for everyone," said Beth Hoskinson, Co-Owner of Looking Glass.
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