Branstad: Amazon decision on sales tax may mean future project in Iowa – The Smithville Herald

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Branstad: Amazon decision on sales tax may mean future project in Iowa

Rod Boshart
Times Bureau

Smithville Herald

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DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad says he thinks there was more than coincidence, corporate goodwill or random selection behind Amazon.com’s decision to begin collecting Iowa’s sales tax on online purchases effective last Sunday.

“The only reason why they would pay sales tax in the state of Iowa — it’s not out of the goodness of their heart, it’s that they’re going to have a nexus here,” the governor said in an interview on Thursday. “They are a growing company, so I could see a fulfillment center or a distribution center or a data center like the others have done in the future.”


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