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• The Associated Press reports that Amazon has agreed to begin collecting sales tax in Connecticut, "ending a two-year dispute over the tax that the online retailer had previously refused to charge its customers. The retailer also promised to spend $50 million to build an order-fulfillment center at an unspecified site and create hundreds of jobs."
KC's View:
Well, now we're going to find out if I put my money where my mouth is.

I've always argued that sales taxes charged for Amazon purchases would have little or no impact on my shopping the site. But that was sort of easy to say since there were no sales taxes here.

Things are different now. Time to pay the piper.