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Amazon battles new use tax assault

State-level bureaucrats in the United States have their eyes fixed on Amazon and other online retailers. The reason: online shopping, in theory, results in less tax revenue for their states because these retailers don't collect sales tax in states in which they have no physical presence.

Up until now, a number of states have sought to force Amazon and others to collect sales tax through legislation that would use in-state affiliates to create 'nexus'. With nexus established, online retailers would be legally responsible for collecting sales tax.