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Map of States Where Amazon Collects Sales Tax
Featured Resource filed under Independent Business | Written by Stacy Mitchell | No Comments | Updated on Apr 30, 2014

States Where Amazon Collects Sales Tax (Map)

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/rule/states-amazon-sales-tax-map/

Amazon currently collects sales tax in 21 states, which contain about 60 percent of the U.S. population. These 21 states are shown in dark blue and dark green. In the dark green states, Amazon has a physical presence, such as a warehouse, and thereby has sufficient “nexus” for the state to compel it to collect… Continue reading

Number of Small Firms per 1,000 People, By State
Featured Article filed under Independent Business | Written by Stacy Mitchell | 6 Comments | Updated on May 9, 2012

Are Lightly Regulated States Really More Friendly to Small Businesses?

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/lightly-regulated-states-friendly-small-businesses/

A new ranking of states based on “small business friendliness” gives low scores to those with more stringent environmental, labor, health & safety, and other regulations. The trouble with this analysis, however, is that many of the supposedly “unfriendly” states are actually home to much larger numbers of small businesses than the “friendly” states. Continue reading