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Amazon bullies all states except one

Internet retailer Amazon.com Inc. isn’t always opposed to expanding in states where it is required to collect sales taxes.

The company announced this week that it would build a new fulfillment center in Sumner, Wash. Amazon, which is based in Seattle, Wash., already collects state sales taxes on purchases made by Washington residents.

The company plans to build Tennessee fulfillment centers in Hamilton and Bradley counties, but state government has waived the rule that would have required Amazon to collect local and state sales taxes on purchases by Tennessee residents.

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