Texas Comptroller Hunts Amazon for Tax Money

Amazon wants to sell books and other goods to Texans, but doesn't think it should collect sales taxes here because it doesn't actually conduct business in the state.

The state says the company's warehouse in Irving and the 120 people who work there and the city tax incentive it has enjoyed there are all evidence of a physical presence that requires Amazon to collect and remit taxes on its Texas sales.

The dispute isn't only about the giant online retailer. State officials say Texas is losing $600 million annually on taxable items purchased online. And as ...

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