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Amazon shoppers face a new tax

Published On: Dec 31 2013 11:36:22 AM CST
Updated On: Dec 30 2013 07:36:10 PM CST

Tennessee -

A new year will bring a new law that Tennessee lawmakers say will boost the state's revenue.

Starting Wednesday, Amazon.com will begin collecting sales tax in Tennessee.

Under a deal struck with the administration of former Governor Phil Bredesen, Amazon was absolved from collecting the state sales tax. 

However, the online retailing giant's brick-and-mortar competitors argued that wasn't fair.

Current Governor Bill Haslam eventually reached an agreement with Amazon that required it to begin collecting sales tax in Tennessee in 2014.