Marylanders to Start Paying Sales Tax on Amazon Purchases

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Maryland’s sales-tax-free Amazon honeymoon is coming to a close. Ever since the company announced that Southeast Baltimore would be the site of a “massive” fulfillment center in October of last year, we knew this day would come. But now we actually know what day it will be: October 1.

According to the Baltimore Business Journal, the state expects Amazon’s sales-tax collection to bring in $50 million in yearly revenue

A paper released by Ohio State University determined that Amazon takes a hit in sales when it begins collecting sales tax on business from given state. Consumers’ Amazon purchases drop 10 percent on average, so that might be something for Maryland retailers to look forward to (depending on where the money from those lost purchases goes).

 

 



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