Amazon is charging sales tax in NC as of today | CLT Blog

Amazon is charging sales tax in NC as of today

Posted on 1 Feb 2014 by Justin Ruckman

Read more at the Charlotte Observer. will begin collecting sales tax in North Carolina beginning Feb. 1, a company official confirmed Monday.

The move will make North Carolina the 20th state in which the online retailer collects sales tax, according to Amazon’s website. It’s unclear why Amazon decided to make the change now. A spokesman didn’t respond to questions about the timing of the move and whether the Seattle-based company would begin collecting sales tax in other states besides North Carolina on Feb. 1.

The company’s decision will be welcomed by retailers who have long complained that Amazon’s failure to pay the state’s 4.75 percent sales tax gives it an unfair advantage. Local taxes increase the rate to 6.75 percent to 7.5 percent, depending on the county.

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