Amazon Expands Same Day Delivery to Six More Locations

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vrmlbasic

Sometimes my Amazon deliveries are delivered by sketchy poorly marked or unmarked "off the shelf" vans. Will these same day deliveries be a bit more, ah, official?

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Vano

People don't realize that by extending such service they bring taxes on sales at these locations...
I'd rather wait couple extra days and save on taxes...

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Zstreek

That is sorta true but they are having the tax issue forced on them anyway by the states. We in Flroida now pay tax on Amazon.

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Vano

What's weird, not all items sold by Amazon having tax applied in Florida. I can't get my head around how does that work?

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winmaster

Companies are required to COLLECT sales tax at time of sale when the customer lives in a state that they have a physical presence in. Many items on Amazon are not actually sold by amazon but by third parties, so the sales tax collection law applies to the physical locations of the third party and not Amazon. However, you are required to PAY your state's sales tax for EVERY state, REGARDLESS of whether or not it is collected at time of sale. If Amazon does not collect sales tax at time of sale, you are required to report that on your state income tax return and pay the appropriate tax. Most people don't though.

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vrmlbasic

Wasn't amazon all for incurring these sales taxes, and forcing all companies to do the same? What a way to stop any fledgeling competitor.

Sadly I am in a state with an area in this list. Having to pay 6% sales tax on every item might end my business relationship with Amazon as the lack of tax was the only reason that their goods were cheaper than in-state goods.

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Mikey109105

Too bad they don't offer that out on Long Island. NYC is really close (all of a two hour drive from my house) but not close enough for same day shipping. Oh well, in a few, years, it'll be offered out here too. We'll see.

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The Mac

Ive been looking for an excuse to try it here in Boston, but ive get to find a solid reason.

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jason2393

Best subtitle ever :)