As of July 1, Amazon.com has begun charging Texas residents a sales tax. The online retailer has avoided charging most of its customers sales tax for years, but since the recession, many lawmakers have targeted the seller to fill large budget shortfalls.
While many argue that the new tax charges evens the playing field with local booksellers who must compete with the retail giant, others note that it may benefit Amazon in the long run. The new tax charges could allow Amazon to open more distribution centers across the country, which may bring lower prices and shorter ship times for customers in the future.
For help with your tax questions and concerns, contact the skilled team of McAllen CPAs at Gonzalez and Arrambide, Inc. at (956) 447-9009.