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Purdue Teams Up With Amazon To Help Students Save Money

Aug 13, 2014
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Purdue is entering a unique collaboration with Amazon.

The university and company are launching the Purdue Student Store online.

Students can order textbooks and other supplies for as much as a 30% discount and then pick up their orders on campus.

Amazon will return a percentage of sales to Purdue.

The university plans to use that money for its student affordability and accessibility initiatives.

Amazon begins collecting IN sales tax

Jan 3, 2014

Hoosiers shopping on Amazon.com are now being charged sales taxes on their purchases. The online retailer’s new policy is part of a settlement it made with Indiana back in 2012.

The Indiana-based mall operator Simon Property Group sued Indiana in 2011, saying it was giving Amazon an unequal business advantage by not requiring it to charge sales tax.

Amazon doesn’t collect sales tax in most states. State Budget Director Brian Bailey says the difference between those states and Indiana is that Amazon has four distribution centers here.

Amazon.com's new facility to bring jobs and money

Mar 28, 2012

An online retailer is adding business and jobs to Indiana.

Amazon.com announced it will open its fifth distribution plant in the Hoosier state.

The facility will be located in Jeffersonville and is expected to open this fall.

Indiana Economic Development Corporation spokeswoman Katelyn Hancock says Amazon’s decision enhances the state’s reputation as an attractive place for business.

The state is providing Amazon $2-million in performance based incentives.

Booksellers and publishers are worried that Amazon is going to devour their industry. The giant online retailer seems to have its hands in all aspects of the business, from publishing books to selling them — and that has some in the book world wondering if there is any end to Amazon's influence.

Indiana and Amazon.com Agree to Sales Tax Deal

Jan 9, 2012

Indiana’s Department of Revenue estimates the state will generate an additional $20-to-$25-million because of a new deal.

Amazon.com agreed to collect Indiana sales taxes for purchases made through the online retailer.

Paul Meisner is the company’s Vice President of Global Public Policy.

He says the next step is the Federal Government taking similar action.

The state DOR reports Indiana loses about $75-million annually by not collecting online sales taxes.

The deal with Amazon begins in two-years, unless a federal law takes effect sooner.

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