Amazon to start collecting sales tax in NC



CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Channel 9 learned and Amazon confirmed North Carolina customers are about to be charged sales tax on Amazon orders.

Prepare to pay more the next time you shop online. An Amazon spokesman confirmed that starting Feb. 1, the company will be required to collect sales tax in North Carolina.

The spokesman would not confirm the reason for the changes.

Amazon currently collects sales tax in 19 states, not including South Carolina.

People that Channel 9 spoke with Friday night don't like the idea.

"My main opposition is the net loss to consumer more than offsets any gain to the state or brick-and-mortar companies," said Nelly Moyo.

Moyo said she buys a lot from Amazon, but she does not understand why a company that is not based locally, not using state utilities, roads or any infrastructure, should be required to collect tax.

"This is an institution that's not partaking in anything. There is no cost to North Carolina of Amazon existing," Moyo said.