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Old 10-23-2013, 03:15 PM
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i just heard on WTOP that anything you buy from Amazon now [as a marylander] will be subject to 6% sales tax, even if it's sent from an out-of-state distributor.

Amazon to build huge distribution center in Southeast Baltimore - Baltimore Sun

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A new warehouse will also mean that Maryland residents will start paying sales tax on Amazon purchases. Maryland businesses are required to collect a 6 percent sales tax on most goods, but online retailers that do not have a physical presence in the state do not have to collect it. Congress is considering legislation that would close that loophole nationwide.
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Old 10-23-2013, 03:46 PM
 
Location: DC
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These distribution centers will soon be in every state. The era of tax free shopping on Amazon is coming to a close soon anyway.
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Old 10-23-2013, 04:34 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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The era of tax free shopping is coming to a close soon anyway.
It's long overdue.

Hope it works out for the 1000 or so that get hired to work there.
And then for the next 500 or so that get hired the next month or so
to replace half of that first first 1000 or so. And so on...
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Old 10-23-2013, 04:35 PM
 
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That is what I fear when Amazon announce the distribution center in Baltimore, but it still beat wasting gas and time going to the stores. I have learn to calculate the sales tax in my purchases so I know what the total is in advance.
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Old 10-24-2013, 07:19 AM
 
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While O'Malley and his ilk will no doubt laud this as "job creation", please take a moment to remember that these are barely above minimum wage jobs with little to no benefits and horrendous working conditions:

Brutal Conditions In Amazon's Warehouses - Business Insider
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Old 10-24-2013, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Stuck on the East Coast, hoping to head West
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While O'Malley and his ilk will no doubt laud this as "job creation", please take a moment to remember that these are barely above minimum wage jobs with little to no benefits and horrendous working conditions:

Brutal Conditions In Amazon's Warehouses - Business Insider
I know two people who worked at the distribution center in Kansas. Horrible conditions and they only lasted a month or so. Incidentally, they were in great shape, too. I hope that this location is better.
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Old 10-24-2013, 12:59 PM
 
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I know two people who worked at the distribution center in Kansas. Horrible conditions and they only lasted a month or so. Incidentally, they were in great shape, too. I hope that this location is better.
It won't be. In particular, you should read the story about temp workers collapsing from heat exhaustion, being fired for missing work and then have the temp company that employs everyone try to appeal their unemployment claims. Quality working environment there.
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Old 10-24-2013, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Mount Airy, Maryland
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That is what I fear when Amazon announce the distribution center in Baltimore, but it still beat wasting gas and time going to the stores. I have learn to calculate the sales tax in my purchases so I know what the total is in advance.

Just break out a calculator and add 6% to the item cost and that's your sales tax.
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Old 10-24-2013, 02:23 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Just break out a calculator and add 6% to the item cost and that's your sales tax.
and then send it in exactly as you are supposed to have been doing all along.

I'm amazed that this tax collection issue has festered as long as it has.
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Old 10-24-2013, 04:10 PM
 
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Just break out a calculator and add 6% to the item cost and that's your sales tax.
I know how to caculate the sales tax. I forgot to add "ed" at the end of learn.
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