Below is an excerpt of the article written by Jonathan Berr and published on 11/17/17.
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A high-stakes legal battle is heating up over whether Amazon is shirking its legal obligations to collect sale taxes on merchandise sold by independent sellers on its site.
Sellers and their allies say Amazon is far better equipped to deal with complications associated with collecting and remitting sales taxes in multiple jurisdictions. The company announced earlier this month that it was slashing prices on products sold by third-party sellers.
"Why go after the million-dollar sellers, of which there are tens of thousands, when you can go after the bigger business, which is Amazon, which has all the cash?" said Jordan Goodman, a Chicago tax attorney who worked on the Quill case and now represents Amazon sellers.