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Jeff Bezos Calls Sales Tax Requirements On Amazon Unconstitutional 623

Posted by timothy
from the doesn't-want-to-be-an-enforcer dept.
Steve1960 writes " chief Jeff Bezos says the online retailer won't collect tax from most of its 90 million customers until Congress clearly mandates it. Although a growing number of states are demanding that Amazon collect and remit tax on sales within their borders, such demands are 'interference in interstate commerce' and prohibited by the Constitution, Bezos said."

Comment: It's not too surprising (Score 5, Insightful) 615

by Analog (#20546855) Attached to: de lcaza calls OOXML a "Superb Standard"
Miguel has been fascinated with Microsoft since long before he started writing Gnome, and that fascination shows no signs of having waned. Unfortunately, while it allows him to see the good things MS has done in a clearer way than many of those in the free software world, it also tends to give him a bit of a blind spot where some of their deficiencies are concerned.

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