BOSTON (AP) — The days of tax-free purchases on Amazon.com are over for Massachusetts residents.
As of Friday, the state’s 6.25 percent sales tax applies to purchases made on the online retail site.
The state reached an agreement with Amazon last year. Owners of traditional “brick and mortar” stores have long complained of being at a competitive disadvantage to online retailers who are not required to collect sales taxes.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Karen Twomey reports