New York – NY ‘Amazon tax’ blocked at NY Capitol

Democrat Chronicle
J, @JonCampbellGANPublished 4:25 p.m. ET April 25, 2017 | Updated 5:48 p.m. ET April 25, 2017

ALBANY – A bid to force major online marketplaces like Amazon to collect sales tax on more purchases appears to be dead at the state Capitol, at least for the next year.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s original state budget proposal would have forced those with more than $100 million in annual sales to tax all purchases by New York buyers, regardless of whether the seller is located in the Empire State.

But the plan was kept out of the final $153 billion spending plan approved by lawmakers earlier this month, blocked by legislators who viewed it as a tax increase.

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