WASHINGTON — The long push by brick-and-mortar retailers for Internet sales tax fairness reached a critical milestone on Saturday, as certain online retailers such as Amazon.com began collecting and remitting sales taxes for the first time on orders made in California.
“Modern retailers operate in a competitive environment that requires them to compete on price 24 hours a day both in the store and online,” said Sandy Kennedy, president of the Retail Industry Leaders Association. “Closing the loophole that has given Amazon and other e-tailers an unfair competitive advantage over brick-and-mortar stores is essential to a free market economy that is void of government picking winners and losers.”
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