Californians. Dudes. Dudettes. The gig is up, folks. Starting midnight, Amazon customers in the Golden State of California will have to start paying tax on purchases made on Amazon and "other large internet retailers". Go click crazy now while you can!
Amazon currently charges tax in seven states right now (Kansas, Kentucky, New York, North Dakota, Texas, Washington and Pennsylvania) but has plans to collect sales tax in seven more by 2016 (New Jersey, Virginia, Indiana, Nevada, Tennessee, South Carolina and California), it just so happens that California will be the first to fall. Originally, Amazon was able to stave off the tax man but broke ass California only gave a stay of execution for a year. That was last year. This year, Amazon doesn't have anything left in the chamber so they're forced to charge sales tax.