incrediBILL - 4:25 pm on Jun 30, 2011 (gmt 0)
Don't have to read all of Danny's comments but AMZN is right here. Either go for a federal solution or every small county and city that can will require Amazon and small merchants to do bookkeeping for thousands and thousands of tax jurisdictions.
There are already services like AvaTax and other sources that supply the proper local tax information in real-time or sell a database to import, and even do the reporting for you.
This is not rocket science.
Amazon could do it, anyone could do it, it's easily available.
Instead, Amazon wants to kick and scream like a baby.
Not that I don't blame them and agree the tax mess needs to be fixed, but a Fed tax won't make the states happy, half of CA is around 10% now, think they want a 5% Fed tax?