Amazon collecting sales tax – now up to 74% of population

Some new states added to the list, according to this Internet Retailer article.

“Once Illinois comes on board on Sunday, Amazon will collect sales tax in 24 states, including from eight of the top 10 most populated states. Ohio and Michigan are the only states in the top 10 where Amazon does not collect sales tax.

According to population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau as of July 1, 2014, 73.8% of the United States population lives in the 24 states where Amazon will collect sales tax as of Feb. 1.”

That’s certainly WAY more coverage of the population than the so-called Streamlined states are (about 1/3 of the population).

As Amazon continues its dominance, growth and increased presence and tax collection, why do we need the mess that is the Marketplace Fairness Act/Efairness?  We don’t.


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