Amazon Sales Tax Referendum

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Online retailer Amazon is fighting back against a recent California law that taxes Internet purchases from out-of-state companies. State officials say the law will generate up to $200 million a year in unpaid taxes. In response, Amazon officials are launching a petition drive to overturn the law.

Guests:

Charles Calderon, California state assemblymember (D, Whittier) and member of the Appropriations Committee

Eric J. Miethke, partner with Nielsen, Merksamer, Parrinello, Mueller & Naylor focusing on taxation and technology issues

Rebecca Madigan, executive director of the Performance Marketing Association which represents online business affiliates

Alzada Knickerbocker, owner of The Avid Reader bookstore in Davis and co-owner of The Avid Reader at The Tower in Sacramento

Ana Matosantos, director of the California Department of Finance

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