A video from TNReport shows Governor Bill Haslam stating that online retailers should be subject to sales tax regardless of whether there is a distribution center in the state or not. "It's too big a piece of our economy to ignore," he told reporters in this video.
Those are words, however, that internet retail giant Amazon, which is looking to put two distribution centers near Chattanooga, might not take too kindly to. In an item posted yesterday, Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis points out a couple of states that have parted ways with Amazon, or vice versa, over this very issue. During the course of one exit, one Amazon official stated that his company shut down an Irving, Texas, distribution plant over an "unfavorable regulatory climate" in the state.
In East Tennessee, the Times Free Press posted an article today where Amazon defended its tax exemption.
POSTDATA: WARRANTY DEEDS