In the latest episode of financially strapped states that are trying to capture sales tax on online purchases...
Amazon denies North Carolina’s request for tax-related information.
The online retail giant has already provided the State with customer order data; however, they are refusing to disclose more personal details. In a complaint filed in Federal District Court in Seattle, Amazon argues the audit violates the First Amendment and customers’ privacy rights.
Federal law prevents states from requiring out-of-state retailers to collect sales tax if the company does not have a physical presence in that state.
I guess that law was enacted during the era of fiscal responsibility?