Report: Amazon.com to collect sales tax in Georgia beginning in September

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports Amazon.com will begin collecting sales tax in Georgia on Sept. 1.

The newspaper reported Friday that a company spokesman confirmed the move, which was hailed by the Georgia Retail Association. Association president Rick McAllister told the AJC that it will make a difference to stores with a physical presence in the state that have to charge sales tax and that have lost business to the online retail giant.

Last year, Georgia passed a law designed to collect taxes from Amazon.com and other online retailers. The law is expected to add $16 million annually to the state’s tax collections.

 

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