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Thursday June 30, 2011

California Targets Kindle Lab in Amazon Tax Spat

Are we taking bets to see how fast Amazon, and other companies, pull out of California?

The measure says that any retailer who "through a subsidiary" has any "place of business" in California must collect sales taxes. And--surprise!--Amazon has two subsidiaries in California: A9, in Palo Alto, which works on search technology, and Cupertino-based Lab126, which designed the Kindle and is rumored to be working on much more.