by Jeff Mason
April 5, 2018
Aboard Air Force One (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he would take a serious look at policies to address what he says are the unfair business advantages of online retailer Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O)
Speaking to reporters while traveling back to Washington from West Virginia on Air Force One, he accused Amazon of not operating on a level playing field and not paying enough sales tax.
Asked if he wanted to make policy changes related to the company, Trump said: “We’re going to take a very serious look at that.”
The “sales tax situation” was going to be looked at soon by the Supreme Court, he added.
In the case to be argued on April 17, South Dakota is asking the nine justices to overturn a 1992 Supreme Court ruling that only companies with a physical presence in a state are required to collect the state’s sales tax on purchases. The Justice Department filed a brief in support of South Dakota, which lost in lower courts.
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