COLUMBIA — A South Carolina court says Amazon owes the state sales tax from transactions third-party vendors have made selling goods to S.C. shoppers through the online retail giant’s website.
The ruling signed by Chief Administrative Law Judge Ralph King Anderson does not specify the amount that Amazon now owes to the state.
But state lawmakers hope it will mean millions of dollars in new money to flow into the state’s coffers that could help pay for higher pay raises for classroom teachers or pay for much-needed upgrades at the state’s prisons. The S.C. Department of Revenue now “will calculate the specific amount of taxes owed on the sales at issue in this case,” the ruling said.
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by maayan schechter, The state
september 11, 2019