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Friday, June 14, 2013

Fellow Floridians: Amazon.com will be charging you sales tax soon.

It appeared to be dead but Gov. Scott has brought the deal back to life and amazon.com will be building a new facility in Florida.  The building will be about 1,000,000 to 1,200,000 sq f

To think about how big that is, Dadeland mall is 1,488,000 sq f, an Aventura mall is 2,700,000 sq f.  This should bring about 3,000 new jobs.

So if one of the things you loved about amazon.com was not paying sales tax, that will be ending.

According to the Sun-Sentinel, Gov. Rick Scott's office announced Thursday that Florida had landed the deal with Amazon to create 3,000 full-time jobs with benefits and more than $300 million in capital investment by the end of 2016. About 1,500 of those jobs could come to the Interstate 4 corridor.

As soon as Amazon has a presence in the state, that should trigger collection of sales tax unless the Department of Revenue has approved a delay, said John Fleming, a spokesman for the Florida Retail Federation. The department could not be reached for comment Thursday.

If you would like to read the full story: Sun-Sentinel 

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