Amazon.com Inc. will begin collecting sales tax from customers in Virginia as early as September 2013 under an agreement with the state that coincides with Amazonís plans to invest $135 million in two fulfillment centers in the state, Gov. Bob McDonnell says.
Amazon, which has signed onto similar agreements in states including Indiana and Tennessee, has agreed to lobby for federal legislation, and it says the agreement with Virginia was an important step toward resolving the issue of collecting sales tax by online retailers.
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