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Amazon.com in talks to open N.J. warehouses, seeks sales tax holiday

Trenton, N.J. -- Amazon.com is contemplating opening two warehouses in New Jersey and is seeking a 22-month sales-tax holiday as part of the deal, according to reports by the Associated Press and the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Amazon is not required, as brick-and-mortar retailers are, to collect the 7% state sales tax for purchases. If it acquires a physical presence in New Jersey by opening warehouses, it would have to collect taxes.

The online retailer has already agreed to build DCs in Indiana, California, Tennessee, and South Carolina in exchange for sales-tax exemptions through 2014 or later.

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