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Description:  Anita Demetropoulos, a Maine shopkeeper, figured she would never see the day when her most relentless competitor, Amazon, would be forced to collect sales tax.

Source:  NYTimes.com

Date: Apr 26, 2013

Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/27/technology/internet-sales-tax-coming-too-late-for-some-stores.html?_r=0&adxnnl=1&ref=business&adxnnlx=1367075722-WWYd/ji/2PZqa8QTItbNpA

Questions for Discussions:

  • Do you think the tax legislation was delayed to help companies like Amazon get started?
  • Do you think tax avoidance is a major consumer decision-making factor to buy online?
  • How should online and other retail merchants adjust to the new reality?

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