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!
One of the cornerstones of Amazon's business has been avoiding sales taxes; because their transactions are online, you don't have to pay Uncle Sam with every purchase. And now, thanks to some maneuvering around a proposed California law, you'll remain off the hook for another year.
At the end of June, a bill will be floated at Capitol Hill, proposing Amazon start collecting sales tax from its customers. Meaning, in essence, that online shopping could become more expensive.
Amazon has filed suit against the state of New York in response to the law passed last week that requires the company to collect sales tax on purchases made by New Yorkers. They say the law, which demands any web retailer with affiliates in the state to charge sales tax, is vague and unconstitutional. The company also…