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AG puts the squeeze on Amazon

Amazon.com’s effort to escape collecting sales taxes in Tennessee suffered another blow on Tuesday. This time from state Attorney General Bob Cooper who issued a ruling that says a proposed law that would mandate that the online retailer collect state sales taxes when it opens facilities in the state is constitutionally sound.

Cooper’s opinion will bolster efforts to pass the bill sponsored by Sen. Randy McNally, R-Oak Ridge, and Rep. Charles Sargent, R-Franklin when the Legislature meets next year.

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