Friday, June 14, 2013
Amazon Coming To Florida? 6% Tax Coming Too!
Proposed Amazon Warehouse Means 6% Sales Tax To Floridians
TAMPA, FL. -- Florida Governor Rick Scott says Amazon, one the largest online retailers in the world, may be coming to the Tampa area, building a 1-million square foot warehouse in Hillsborough County.
If the Hillsborough county commissioner approve a deal to give a $6.6 million incentive deal to the company, Amazon promises to bring about 1,000 jobs to the area.
If the plan becomes a reality, consumers in Florida would for the first time pay, a 6% Florida sales tax on all online purchases through Amazon. Currently, state taxes are not collected on internet purchases because Amazon does not have a physical presence in the state.
The planned warehouse and processing facility near I-75 and State Road 674 in Ruskin will cost about $200 million.