Tuesday, August 28, 2012
New Amazon Sales Tax For California Customers
Amazon.com, the website that has been famous for their wide selection of products, low prices, and especially their no sales tax rule in most of the states of the US, will now have to begin charging sales tax for all California residents that shop there due to a new slight law change that goes into effect next month. Many people have known this day will come, but don't know when. In fact, this law change was passed last year, but Amazon managed to strike a deal with California law makers to cut them some slack for another year. The deal will end beginning next month. It has also been a very big pain in the butt for the people running California as many people just bought the things they needed on Amazon instead of going to the local stores to buy them. In this economy, more and more people are not willing to pay the 8%+ tax that California law makers has thrown on their residents, and are buying their things on Amazon where the prices are always the lowest, plus gets you another 8%+ savings from tax! California has been very low on money now, and the law makers are trying to find new ways to tax their residents to make more money, and sadly, Amazon was their target and they succeeded in the new law changes.
So what should you do? I doubt petitioning these changes to the this poor law makers that are extremely in need of cash is of any use, so I recommend you get your big purchases out of the way this month! There are only 3 more days left before this new law goes into play. So yes, if there is something big you want to get on Amazon, do it in the next 3 days, or you will have to start paying the 8%+ sales tax.