Report: Arizona lost out on $708M in revenue from online shoppers this year


Cronkite News Service reports via the Arizona Capitol Times that online shoppers thumbed their nose at the state to the tune of an estimated $708 million in potential tax revenue.

Brick-and-mortar businesses, especially the smaller ones, are eager to level the playing field on state and federal levels with online retailers, who they say are unfairly using their establishments as showrooms and getting a substantial pass for doing so., for its part, announced back in October that it would settle a dispute with Arizona over unpaid sales taxes and begin collecting salex tax on items ordered starting next year.

About Jayson Peters

Nerdvana's founder and owner. A former East Valley Tribune copy editor, page designer and website editor, he is now Digital Editor for The Pueblo Chieftain in Southern Colorado, a web design instructor at Pueblo Community College and president of the Southern Colorado Press Club. He has contributed to the popular GeekDad blog and taught online media at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, his alma mater. Lifelong Star Wars fan and Trekker who also worships all things Tolkien and Doctor Who.