Amazon Kisses South Carolina Goodbye Over Taxes

Amazon already began construction on a one million-square-foot distribution center at I-77 and 12th Street near the city of  Cayce after the South Carolina House voted down a sales tax collection exemption according to an article in The State. Based on that vote, Amazon has said “So long” to South Carolina.

Paul Misener, Amazon vice president for global public policy stated,  “As a result of today’s unfortunate House vote, we’ve canceled $52 million in procurement contracts and removed all South Carolina fulfillment center job postings from our (Web) site.”

The new distribution center, which is partially completed, may be finished but never used. It was planned that Amazon would bring 1,249 jobs to the area. In addition, Amazon canceled $52 million in procurement contracts and removed S.C. job postings from its website

In February, Amazon announced that it was closing its Dallas distribution center and halting further development in Texas after the Texas State Comptroller, Susan Combs, demanded that Amazon pay $269 million in sales taxes.

Read Full Article at The State: Amazon packing after House vote

Related: Rick Perry: Amazon decision wasn’t the right one

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