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Tag Archives: Amazon

NY Sales Taxes Apply to Amazon and Overstock

Posted in eCommerce
The supreme court in NY ruled that Internet businesses should be taxed on an equal footing with brick-and-mortar businesses, which likely lead to a US Supreme Court challenge. Accounting Today reported that the NY Court of Appeals, ruled 4-1 on March 28, 2013 that Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman wrote for the majority against Amazon and… Continue Reading

Who Has the Dirtiest Clouds? Apple, Amazon, but not Google

Posted in eCommerce
Greenpeace reported that cloud computing may be popular, but generally it’s not very clean and gave Apple Ds and Amazon Fs, while Google got the best grades. The Greenpeace report entitled “How Clean is Your Cloud?” made these observations about electrical consumption: The electricity consumption of data centers may be as much as 70% higher… Continue Reading

Amazon.com Sues Texas to get Sales Tax Audit

Posted in eCommerce
Amazon filed a lawsuit in Texas state court as part of its challenge of a $269 million claim for uncollected Internet sales taxes dating back to 2005 when Amazon opened operations in Texas. In September 2010 the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts demanded the $269 million of Internet sales taxes, but refused to provide Amazon… Continue Reading