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    Amazon packing after South Carolina tax vote

    Amazon all but told South Carolina goodbye Wednesday after the online retailer lost a legislative showdown on a sales tax collection exemption it wants to open a distribution center that would bring 1,249 jobs to the Midlands.

    Company officials immediately halted plans to equip and staff the one million-square-foot building under construction at I-77 and 12th Street near Cayce.

    “As a result of today’s unfortunate House vote, we’ve canceled $52 million in procurement contracts and removed all South Carolina fulfillment center job postings from our (Web) site,” said Paul Misener, Amazon vice president for global public policy.

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    Re: Amazon packing after South Carolina tax vote

    wow... I am surprised. The finance committee voted 15-5 in favor of the tax break just Tuesday.

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    Re: Amazon packing after South Carolina tax vote

    Most Midlands lawmakers supported the exemption, but opposition fanned by a coalition of small merchants, national retailers and Tea Party activists proved insurmountable, even as Misener came to lobby lawmakers Wednesday in a last-ditch bid to save the proposal.

    Interesting teaparty activists fought to tax amazon...anyone else find that strange.

    Big brick and mortar stores are pushing for internest sales tax...what they dont understand it wont do them a bit of good, even with sales tax you can buy anything online cheaper than a brick and mortar store.
    Before amazon goes through the nightmare of collecting salestax they will move their operation out of the country and have the same website and business..
    New egg charges salestax to the states that have their warehouses...New Jersey is one..if you live in jersey you pay sales tax to Newegg

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    Re: Amazon packing after South Carolina tax vote

    They left Texas too over sales tax collection.

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    Re: Amazon packing after South Carolina tax vote

    Along with Illinois. Maybe one day somebody will realize that businesses don't like excessive taxes.
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    Re: Amazon packing after South Carolina tax vote

    Looks like the State gov't tax and spend types are finally running out of other peoples money.

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    Re: Amazon packing after South Carolina tax vote

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    They left Texas too over sales tax collection.
    Yep, I think SC was supposed to be where the Irving, TX distribution center was going to be moved.
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    Re: Amazon packing after South Carolina tax vote

    Not any mo-er.

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    Re: Amazon packing after South Carolina tax vote

    And didn't our liberal government just tell Boeing to stay out of South Carolina? The people of South Carolina just can't catch a break.

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    Re: Amazon packing after South Carolina tax vote

    Wait a minute...people are siding with Amazon because they don't want to pay sales tax? Why is that excessive?

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