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Massachusetts retailers are hailing a deal reached between online seller Amazon.com and state officials to begin collecting the state's 6.25 percent sales tax from Bay State residents who order items through the website.
A bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill Wednesday aimed at giving states more power to collect billions of dollars in sales taxes on out-of-state Internet and catalog purchases.
Lawmakers on Friday sent Gov. Jerry Brown a compromise bill that delays California's effort to force online retailers such as Amazon.com to collect the state's sales taxes while retailers lobby Congress for national rules governing online sales taxes.
California's clash with Amazon.com over online collection of the state's sales tax has become a political battle for the Golden State and it could rattle Internet commerce nationwide.
Amazon.com Inc. wants California voters to decide whether to overturn a new law that forces online retailers to collect sales taxes there, setting the stage for a potentially high-dollar ballot fight next year that would pit business against business.