The string of states lining up to tax online sales is nowhere as attractive as the Rose Parade, but it is a virtual tax parade. And the state that's home to that annual floral spectacular is now part of the group.
The California Senate has passed a bill that would require online retailers like Amazon to collect sales tax on Web purchases. The provision is part of a $5 billion budget package making its way through the Golden State's legislature.
In several states that have passed or threatened such a tax, Amazon has pulled out, canceling its affiliate agreements.
The California Amazon tax comes on the heels of similar action by the Virginia Senate.
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