State Lawmakers Take Another Swing at Taxing Amazon

Mar 15, 2012

Current law says companies with a retail presence in Arizona have to levy the tax. Efforts to expand that definition to include firms with only warehouses here were beaten back in the Senate by Amazon lobbyists -- twice. The proposal approved Wednesday by the House Commerce Committee seeks to sweeten the deal: The tax would be prospective only, meaning Amazon could escape having to fight a $53 million assessment from the state Department of Revenue for what it says are uncollected prior taxes. Mesa Republican J.D.

Senate Panel Expected to Close Sales Tax Loophole

Feb 8, 2012

The loophole allows some online retailers to escape having to pay state sales taxes.