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Massachusetts may soon join a growing list of states requiring an automatic state sales tax tacked onto purchases from online retail giant

Federal law now requires online retailers to levy state taxes only if it also has a store or other facility in the state.

Since Amazon is negotiating both office and warehouse space in Massachusetts, state officials are hoping to force the company to add a 6.25 percent tax to Amazon purchases, which would add an estimated $45-million a year to state coffers.


  • Jon Hurst, president of the Retailers Association of Massachusetts

This segment aired on June 7, 2012.

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