Amazon has offered the state of California a proposal that would bring 7,000 jobs to the state. The catch? They want the state to hold off on implementing its new online sales tax until 2014.
According to the Sacramento Bee, unnamed sources “familiar with the situation” said Amazon representatives met with legislative staff and lobbyists Tuesday and offered to bring six distribution centers to the state if the law, which requires that online retailers collect sales tax in the state, doesn’t go into effect for a few years.
Bill Dombrowski, head of the California Retailers Association, told the newspaper that Amazon's offer and is “totally unacceptable.”
The tax at issue went into effect July 1, and Amazon has been leading a push to get a repeal measure on the ballot and in front of California voters ever since.