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Agency won’t release voluntary internet sales tax deal with Amazon

A deal between Mississippi and online retail giant Amazon to voluntarily collect an internet sales tax won’t be available for public view, the Mississippi Department of Revenue said Tuesday.

The agency told Mississippi Watchdog that it wouldn’t release its agreement with Amazon due to confidentiality statutes.

The DOR will hold a meeting on Feb. 15 to detail its proposed rule that would force online retailers with in-state sales of $250,000 or more to collect the state’s 7 percent sales tax. Despite stating in its proposed rule that the DOR would collect the sales tax retroactively, the agency also said its request for a new rule didn’t require an economic impact statement.

MS Watchdog

Posted February 8, 2017 - 7:35 am

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