Amazon Hires Firm to Lobby for Internet Sales Tax

by Rich Scherr 0

Patton Boggs, the Washington, DC-based law firm noted for its lobbying services on Capital Hill, has won a new contract to continue representing Amazon.com in its quest for an Internet sales tax, The Washington Post reported.

Patton Boggs, the Washington, DC-based law firm noted for its lobbying services on Capital Hill, has won a new contract to continue representing Amazon.com in its quest for an Internet sales tax, The Washington Post reported. The firm will push for the legislation, known as The Marketplace Fairness Act, which potentially would require online retailers to collect state sales tax, just like brick-and-mortar stores. Amazon reportedly hired Patton Boggs in November, paying the firm $130,000 for its support of the Senate bill, which failed to pass and has not yet been reintroduced. Read more.

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