The Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce urges Senators to vote in favor of the bill allowing sales tax collection exemption for Amazon.
The state of South Carolina needs to find a way to preserve the more than 4,000 full-time and part-time jobs Amazon would bring to the Midlands. We must protect the reputation of S.C. as a state that lives up to its commitments.
The bottom line is that if the project does not move forward, Amazon will still not collect S.C. sales tax on goods sold on the Internet to S.C. residents. Amazon will continue to ship goods from other states and create additional jobs for that area’s citizens.
Collecting sales tax on Internet sales is a valid issue for discussion and debate, but is a national issue that can only be addressed by the U.S. Congress.
The Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce stands behind job creation and economic development and thereby supports Amazon in South Carolina.