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State Sales Tax and Your Online Shopping Cart

Excerpted from Crain’s ChicagoBusiness.com October 24th, 2013

Effective Nov. 1, the Midwestern state said sales tax will be added by Amazon to purchases made by Wisconsin residents because the online retailer is opening a distribution center in Kenosha, giving it a physical presence in the state. In states where Amazon has no physical presence, the company does not generally collect the tax, giving it a pricing edge over bricks-and-mortar merchants. Continue reading