Mon., August 12, 2013 5:30am (EDT)

Sales Tax Coming Soon On Amazon.com
By Associated Press
Updated: 8 months ago

ATLANTA, Ga.  —  
Georgia passed a law last year designed to collect taxes from Amazon.com and other online retailers. (Photo courtesy:  Robert Scoble via flickr)
Georgia passed a law last year designed to collect taxes from Amazon.com and other online retailers. (Photo courtesy: Robert Scoble via flickr)
Amazon.com will begin collecting sales tax in Georgia on September 1.

A company spokesman confirmed the move Friday.

The Georgia Retail Association hailed the move. Association president Rick McAllister told the Atlanta-Journal Constitution it will make a difference to stores with a physical presence in the state that have to charge sales tax and that have lost business to the online retail giant.

Georgia passed a law last year designed to collect taxes from Amazon.com and other online retailers.

The law is expected to add $16 million annually to Georgia’s tax collections.