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Amazon to Collect Sales Tax in Florida Beginning May 1

Online retailer Amazon will be collecting sales tax in Florida beginning May 1, Amazon spokesman Ty Rogersannounced Wednesday.

Amazon is currently building two massive warehouses in Hillsborough and Polk counties, which will require the company to collect sales tax in the Sunshine State.

Amazon has not been collecting sales tax on purchases made in Florida until now.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, a top building official inHillsborough County said construction on Amazon's 1.1-million-square-foot warehouse in Ruskin is already well under way and will likely start processing orders in time for the Christmas shopping season.

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