Lawmaker says Amazon sales tax bill to be delayed
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Republican state representative from southeastern Tennessee said a legislative leader is withdrawing a bill that would require Amazon.com to collect sales taxes on transactions in Tennessee.
Rep. Kevin Brooks told the Cleveland Daily Banner that the bill sponsor, House Finance Chairman Charles Sargent, agreed to delay the measure to the 2012 legislative session.
Amazon.com is building distribution centers in Bradley and Hamilton counties in southeastern Tennessee and has opposed the legislation.
Sargent declined comment Wednesday when asked by The Associated Press but said there would be a discussion at an afternoon committee meeting.
A spokesman for Amazon.com said he was not aware of Sargent delaying the legislation.
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