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• The Wall Street Journal reports that the state of Arizona is looking to collect $53 million from Amazon.com in “unpaid transaction taxes similar to a sales tax,” an effort that Amazon said it would vigorously oppose. The period being targeted by Arizona is March 2006 through December 2010.

"The State of Arizona is alleging that we should have collected a transaction tax that is similar to a sales tax on applicable transactions during those years," the company said in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). "We believe that the assessment is without merit and intend to vigorously defend ourselves in this matter.”

Amazon has consistently fought efforts by states to get it to collect sales taxes on e-commerce purchases, though it has said it would favor a national approach to sales tax collection.
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