Will Woot have to move?
I was reading the paper online ("Amazon Pressured on Sales Tax" http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/14/technology/14amazon.htm), when the following lines caught my eye:
"...last fall, Texas officials sent Amazon a tax bill for $269 million, after determining that the retailer’s Dallas-area warehouse, owned by a subsidiary, qualified as a local address under state tax rules. Amazon had argued for years that without stores and offices in the state, it had no obligation to collect sales tax there. The dispute is to be decided in a coming administrative hearing.
In retaliation for Texas’s move, Amazon said last month that it would close the warehouse next month and cancel plans to build another."
Now that Woot is a subsidiary of Amazon, will Texas claim a tax neuxus based on this relationship? Will Woot have to move? Oh, noes! How will I get my supply of Texas air? Should I stockpile??