Floridians who have full shopping carts on Amazon.com might want to complete their purchases by the end of the month. The Internet retail giant has announced it will start collecting sales tax in the Sunshine State on May 1.
Amazon must comply with the Florida law requiring businesses to collect sales tax if they have a physical presence in the state. That’s because it’s nearing completion on the first of two planned distribution warehouses in Central Florida.
The company says it will hire up to 2,500 workers to start shipping items by the holiday season.