INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Amazon.com has begun collecting sales tax on purchases
Indiana residents make through the popular online retailer.
Indiana was one of three states where Amazon began collecting sales taxes
Wednesday on purchases made in 2014. Nevada and Tennessee are the two other
Former Gov. Mitch Daniels brokered a deal with Amazon in 2012 for the
retailer to begin collecting Indiana’s 7 percent sales tax from Hoosier
customers beginning on Jan. 1, 2014.
A push by Indiana lawmakers to require online-only retailers to collect
sales tax in Indiana failed last session because Senate leaders thought it
would interfere with the Amazon deal.
Democratic state Sen. John Broden of South Bend tells the South Bend Tribune
he feels online retailers should not get preferential treatment over