The moment many Californian online shoppers have been dreading has finally arrived. The biggest online retailer Amazon.com ends its one year grace period with the California tax authority on Saturday and must now comply with CA state sales tax.
Starting Saturday, online shoppers who took advantage of the retailer’s tax-free purchases must now pay the same sales tax in place at all other stores in accordance with a law that was passed by the state last year, reports CBS LA.
The law was also sent to over 200 online retailers that make over $1 million in sales per year to put them on the same level as in-store outlets. The sales tax will range from 7.25-9.75% on purchases, depending on which part of the state you live in.
With the deadline just hours away, many online shoppers are stocking up on last minute and pricier purchases in order to evade the hefty sales tax.
Now that Amazon will no longer have the advantage of saving you some extra money on purchases, do you still plan on buying items from the site?