Amazon Trade: More Jobs for Florida, More Taxes for Online Shopping?
Reversing his earlier decision, Governor Scott has reached an agreement with Amazon. While the arrangement will see the Internet shopping titan create 3,000 new jobs, it also includes a 6 percent state sales tax on Amazon purchases for Florida residents.
TALLAHASSEE - Gov. Rick Scott and Amazon announced a deal Thursday in which the Internet retail giant would create 3,000 new jobs in Florida by 2016 - with about a third of those likely headed for a one-million-square-foot warehouse in Ruskin, a part of Hillsborough County desperately needing an economic jolt.