Starting in January, Amazon will begin charging Tennessee customers sales tax for the first time. And while the online retail giant has been posting huge sales figures in recent quarters, the estimates for what the company will bring Tennessee is a little less eye-popping.
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President Obama told a crowded Amazon warehouse in Chattanooga Tuesday that he was glad to be back in Tennessee. He’s made public appearances in the state only a time or two since taking office.
Tennessee’s top Republicans are giving the cold shoulder to President Obama as he makes a rare visit to the state. Governor Bill Haslam’s office says he decided to keep his scheduled appointments Tuesday rather than travel to Chattanooga.
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam defended his record on taxes before a Congressional committee Tuesday. He’s trying to convince lawmakers in Washington that states need more power to collect sales taxes from Internet retailers.
Odds are increasing that a book ordered online hasn’t been printed yet. Nashville-based Ingram Content Group runs one of the book industry’s largest “print on demand” operations. Printing one copy at a time is a lonely bright spot for the traditional book industry, which has suffered as e-readers soar.
Amazon has made it official: the online retailer will soon open two new warehouses in Murfreesboro and Lebanon. Combined, the facilities will create more than 1300 jobs.
Wednesday small business owners from Tennessee are in Washington helping sell a proposal that would get online retailers collecting sales tax.
Amazon.com will put off collecting sales taxes for more than two years in Tennessee, in exchange for building two additional facilities in the state. The deal brokered under Governor Bill Haslam is expected to add more than a thousand jobs.
Amazon is looking for 2,000 people to work at its new distribution center in Lebanon. Many of the positions are expected to be filled in a single day at a job fair next week.
Opponents of a sales tax exemption for Amazon.com say the break could cost the state nearly 7,000 jobs next year.
Amazon.com now confirms plans to build a 500,000 square-foot distribution center in Lebanon. The company estimates it will create “hundreds” of full-time and seasonal jobs as soon as this year.
Lawmakers are waiting on an opinion from the Tennessee Attorney General regarding online-only retailers and when they should be required to collect sales tax. Interpretation of so-called “nexus” laws vary from state to state.
Governor Bill Haslam says he’s ready to talk with Amazon about any further investments in Tennessee, now that the state legislature has put off its discussion of whether the internet retailer has to collect sales tax.
Tennessee lawmakers have unveiled a new system of checks and balances on industries that trade promises of jobs for tax breaks.
Amazon.com is ready to start hiring employees for two distribution centers it’s building near Chattanooga. A news release from the online retailer says the warehouses will open this fall, creating 1,200 jobs.
The sales tax scuffle involving Amazon.com has gone to the airwaves. In new television ads, retailers call out Amazon for trying to sidestep a law requiring the collection of sales tax on Internet purchases.
This week the state legislature jumps back into a high-stakes tax dispute involving the world’s largest internet retailer – Amazon.com. With two new distribution centers going up near Chattanooga, state lawmakers want to make sure the virtual superstore collects sales tax from Tennesseans.
Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey is criticizing the administration of former governor Phil Bredesen for agreeing to deals to recruit businesses to Tennessee. Ramsey says he plans to meet with the state’s former top recruiter to find out what exactly is in those deals.