Amazon set to ship Christmas trees
Posted on 9/13/2018 4:35:00 AM.

Amazon is set to start shipping seven-foot tall Christmas trees come November. A North Carolina Frasier will run customers about $115 bucks and will be shipped to your house within ten days of being cut down, but Allen Parish Christmas Tree farmer Gray Anderson says that takes the fun out of getting a real tree.

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Louisiana could be contender for new Amazon headquarters
Posted on 9/8/2017 11:00:00 AM.

Amazon seeks a location for a new corporate headquarters, as the online mega retailer plans to open a second corporate location. State Economic Development Secretary Don Pierson says Louisiana has a lot of strengths to offer should we throw our hat in the ring, and its likely we will.

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Amazon shoppers not paying as much sales tax as you think
Posted on 1/17/2017 10:40:00 AM.

If you’re buying items from Amazon in the New Year, you might not pay as much in sales taxes as you thought. It was announced that starting January 1st the online retailer would begin collecting state sales taxes for the first time. But Department of Revenue Secretary, Kimberly Robinson, says the only sales tax collected are on products sold directly by Amazon, LLC.

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Senator-elect Kennedy isn't happy about Amazon's new sales tax policy
Posted on 12/28/2016 3:51:00 AM.

Amazon’s new policy of collecting sales tax in Louisiana has upset a lot of Louisiana residents, including Senator-elect John Kennedy. He says many state lawmakers are dancing at the Capitol because they’ll have more money to spend, at the expense of Louisiana taxpayers.

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Revenue Secretary says Amazon tax collection is not a new tax
Posted on 12/21/2016 5:44:00 AM.

What does Amazon’s new sales tax collecting policy mean for customers? State Revenue Secretary Kimberly Robinson says not much will change. She says even though customers haven’t seen the taxes on their purchase totals, Louisiana law has always required consumers to pay taxes on items they purchase online.

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Amazon to charge sales tax in Louisiana beginning January 1
Posted on 12/20/2016 11:11:00 AM.

Beginning January 1, Amazon will charge sales taxes on purchases made by Louisiana residents. Byron Henderson with the state Department of Revenue says both state and local sales taxes will be added to purchase totals.

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