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How Amazon Actually Helps Keep The US Postal Service Alive

How Amazon Actually Helps Keep The US Postal Service Alive

Mr Trump tweeted: "I have stated my concerns with Amazon long before the election".

Amazon, in its most recent annual securities filing with the government, said "we support a federal law that would allow states to require sales tax collection by remote sellers under a nationwide system".

Amazon shares tumbled in the US Wednesday trading session, after a report suggesting President Trump wants to "go after" Amazon emerged.

Trump has also been vocal about Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos and his ownership of The Washington Post.

For a solid portion of the summer of 2017, Trump railed against the "fake news" in the Washington Post, often times bringing up Amazon in the process.

Trump's criticism of Amazon's tax arrangements centers on products sold by third-party firms using its platform, on which it collects no taxes if they are coming from out-of-state retailers.

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"The @washingtonpost loses money (a deduction) and gives owner @JeffBezos power to screw public on low taxation of @Amazon!". Trump has also called the company an antitrust violator in the past. Walmsley said it didn't surprise him that Amazon stock plunged on the back of these concerns because of what's happening to Facebook in connection with the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. Unlike the bitterly partisan fights over media coverage, though, Trump's tweet appeared to strike a chord with people on either side of the aisle given the state of retail lately.

The issue is still being disputed at the federal level, with the U.S. Supreme Court set to hear oral arguments on April 17 in a case which could reverse a 1992 decision that only companies with a physical presence in a state are required to collect state sales tax. But that came after shares fell 4.4% on Wednesday and plunged below their 50-day moving average, where they remained by Thursday's close. "Like other businesses, Amazon pays taxes on corporate income, property, payroll and unemployment insurance", the review read.

Why does US President Donald Trump Hate Amazon?

The president didn't expand on his Amazon thoughts Thursday, but he has been critical about Amazon and how it collects sales taxes. Its North American sales came to $106 billion previous year, suggesting that it collects billions in sales taxes for various states.

Amazon has an agreement with the US Postal Service to deliver some parcels at bulk rates - a deal which some say provides a subsidy to the company but which others say helps the beleaguered postal operation. "The last thing nervous tech investors wanted to see was news that Trump is targeting Bezos and Amazon over the coming months".


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