Trump reiterates need for Internet tax—and takes another jab at Amazon

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Trump reiterates need for Internet tax—and takes another jab at Amazon

By Deena M. Amato-McCoy - 01/11/2018
President Trump’s concern about Amazon's and its impact on the U.S. Postal Service isn't waning.

The president once again stated that there should be an Internet tax. Without it, he said he believes that traditional retailers will continue to struggle at the hands of online retailers, reported CNBC.

He also reiterated concerns about Amazon's effect on the U.S. Postal Service, as the department struggles to keep up with online orders. He made a similar comment via Twitter in December.

Amazon collects sales tax on products it sells directly to consumers. However, the online giant has faced challenges from states over its policy of allowing third-party vendors to charge varying levels of sales tax, the report explained.

Some speculate that the president is using his comments to call out Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos, whose newspaper, The Washington Post, has published stories critical of President Trump.

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