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On Amazon.com and SC sales tax

April 12, 2011

I’m tired of politics. I’ve spent entirely too much time and energy debating, losing sleep over and blogging about it.  But let me weigh in on this dispute over whether to require Amazon to collect sales taxes if the company builds a distribution center in Lexington County.

Here’s what we collect in sales tax from Amazon today: $0

Here’s what we’ll collect in sales tax if Amazon doesn’t build its distribution center: $0

Here’s what we get if we pass the Amazon deal:

·         Sales tax: $0

·         Capital investment: $90 million

·         Jobs: 1249 fulltime, 1751 seasonal

·         Annual local revenue for education: $1 million

So, yes, by all means, let’s let Walmart and Best Buy pretend to stand up for the little guy by queering this deal for SC.

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  1. Seth permalink

    I wanna work for Amazon

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