You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

letters | AMAZON TO COLLECT MASS. SALES TAX

Retailers welcome a level playing field

As a retailer, I was frustrated by the front-page Dec. 12 headline that proclaimed, “Amazon to charge Mass. sales tax.” Like the rest of us retailers in Massachusetts, Amazon would not be “charging” sales tax on anything. They, like we, are just collection agents for the Commonwealth.

We collect the 6.25 percent due and, Lord help us if we don’t, we forward the funds to the Department of Revenue by the 20th of the month.

Continue reading below

I, for one, am quite pleased that, slowly but surely, with online vendors having to collect sales tax, the playing field is becoming a little more level. Maybe, just maybe, a few more of us mom-and-pop brick and mortars will survive.

Stewart Brandt

President

H. Brandt Jewelers

Natick

Loading comments...
Want each day's news headlines delivered fresh to your
inbox every morning? Just connect with us
in one of the following ways:
or
Please enter a valid email
BostonGlobe.com will never post anything without asking.
Privacy Policy
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com