Group will seek online sales tax collections
Mass. merchants cite Amazon’s advantage
A new non-profit group, the Massachusetts Main Street Fairness Coalition, is launching a campaign Monday to advocate for Massachusetts, and the nation, to tax online retailers. The initiative has been motivated, organizers say, by plans by the largest online retailer, Amazon.com, Inc. to open a research operation in Cambridge. In March, the company also bought a North Reading robotics firm, giving it another presence in Massachusetts.