9/22/2013 10:00 PM
by Rebecca Turco
CHARLESTON - An online commerce
company will start collecting a 6 percent sales tax on purchases shipped to the
mountain state, starting next month.
Amazon will begin collecting this tax on October 1. The
Legislature this year signed off on Governor Earl Ray Tomblin's plan to pursue
more sales taxes from online retailers.
The law requires out-of-state retailers to start applying
West Virginia's sales tax if they or a subsidiary have a physical presence
in-state. Amazon.com opened a customer service center in Huntington in 2011.