Amazon office in Mass. could mean tax on sales
Many brick-and-mortar merchants in Massachusetts have long complained that giant online retailer Amazon has an unfair advantage since avoids collecting state sales tax on many of its Massachusetts customers. If Amazon opens a Cambridge office next year, it may be compelled to collect taxes on purchases made in the state. Some state and national lawmakers are already pushing legislation that would require all Web retailers to collect state sales taxes from states where orders are placed.