Amazon won't collect California sales taxes - latimes.com
The defiant action came hours after Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation that would have required Amazon to start collecting a 7.25% base tax on online purchases Friday because it has affiliates here that are paid commissions for steering shoppers to its website. Previously, only Internet companies with stores or operations in California had to collect the tax.
"This legislation is counterproductive and will not cause our retail business to collect sales tax for the state," said Paul Misener, Amazon's vice president of global public policy.