New York holds no special sway over the world’s largest online retailer. Amazon is following the state’s tax collection law, the first in the nation, for one reason only — so it can challenge the validity of the statute in court.
Elsewhere, it is fighting back ferociously. Last week, for instance, Amazon filed papers to seek a voter referendum to kill California’s 3-week-old law, and defied the state by saying it wouldn’t collect the taxes. On Monday, the state gave it the go-ahead to collect voter signatures to qualify the petition for the next election.
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