SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A coalition of nonprofit groups is calling on customers of Amazon.com to cancel their accounts unless the Internet retailer stops resisting a California law that requires more online retailers to collect state sales tax.
The coalition and several state lawmakers on Monday called on Amazon to “stop cheating California” by trying to repeal the law through a ballot referendum next year.
They held a news conference outside the Capitol announcing a new website — thinkbeforeyouclickCA.org — that is intended to organize opposition to Amazon and explain how customers can close their accounts.
Lawmakers in June approved a measure to expand collection of California sales tax to more Internet retailers, estimating it would bring in at least $200 million a year.
Amazon has spent $3 million on the referendum so far.
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