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Massachusetts ~ Sales and Use Tax: Amazon Agrees to Collect Tax

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and Amazon have announced that Internet seller Amazon will collect and remit sales tax in Massachusetts starting next fall. According to the governor’s press release, the Patrick-Murray administration continues to support federal legislation allowing states to require remote sellers, including Internet retailers, to collect and remit sales tax.

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Controlling Debt Should Drive Fiscal Talks Says CRFB

President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, should put together a broad framework of a deficit-reduction plan that puts the debt on a clear downward path relative to the economy as a whole as part of their fiscal cliff negotiations, according to the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (CRFB), a well-respected Washington-based think-tank that employs Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles.

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