California Nonprofits Threaten To Boycott Amazon
LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Amazon is facing a boycott by a coalition of nonprofit organizations over the company’s opposition to a new Internet sales tax law.
The group, “Think Before You Click,” is calling for users to cancel their accounts unless Amazon stops fighting the law, which requires online companies to start charging sales tax for merchandise sent to California.
Boycotters claim the sales tax will bring in $200 million in additional revenue and encourage people to shop in local stores instead of online.
Amazon is currently circulating a petition to get a ballot that, if passed, would make the company exempt from online sales taxes.