Online retail giant Amazon will begin collecting sales tax in Missouri next month, as it does in dozens of other states. The collection of state sales tax in Missouri will begin February 1, Amazon spokeswoman Jill Kerr said in an email. The state sales tax rate in Missouri is 4.225 percent.
Items sold by Seattle-based Amazon.com and its subsidiaries already are subject to sales tax for merchandise shipped to more than 30 states. Amazon will also begin collecting sales tax on February 1 in Mississippi, Rhode Island, South Dakota and Vermont, and in Wyoming in March.
Amazon does not yet have facilities in the state of Missouri and online retailers aren't required to collect sales tax where they don't have a physical presence. Amazon charges sales tax in Illinois, where it has multiple distribution facilities, including in Edwardsville.
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