sales tax

  • Europe hits Ireland over $15B in unpaid Apple taxes; Luxembourg liable for $294M in Amazon taxes

    Europe hits Ireland over $15B in unpaid Apple taxes; Luxembourg liable for $294M in Amazon taxes

    The European Commission under Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager definitely means business. Today it issued not one but two notices related to ongoing investigations of tech giants Apple and Amazon and how they are not paying what is due in taxes. The result is a doozy. The EC says that Ireland has failed to collect up to €13 billion in taxes from iPhone maker Apple —… Read More

  • Newegg stops collecting NY State sales tax

    Newegg doesn’t care what the State of New York says about collecting sales tax from NY residents and I’d like to give them a high five. Seriously, NY can take that Amazon tax and shove it. “After careful review and consideration, we are pleased to inform you that we have stopped collecting New York sales tax, effective August 21, 2008,” Newegg spokesman Bernard Luthi… Read More

  • Amazon is not OK with NY sales tax, sues the state of New York


    That dumb law Gov. David A. Paterson signed off on last week has Amazon raging mad and they’re not going to take it. Last month the NY state legislature passed a bill that would require online retailers who have no physical presence in the state to collect sales tax. The law uses a bit of a loophole to force online shops to do this. As most of you know, Amazon has a huge network of… Read More