Texas Assesses Amazon.com $269 Million

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

 
 
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In its quarterly filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday Morning October 22, 2010, Amazon stated that Texas issued an assessment for $269 million for uncollected sales tax.

Texas is arguing that Amazon.com has nexus in their state (a distribution center in Irving,) but Amazon claims that the distribution center is actually owned by a subsidiary – Amazon.com KYDC LLC, which is based in Kentucky.

The matter begins to look particularly gloomy for Amazon, as they purchased Woot this past June which, of course, is located just outside of Dallas, Texas.


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