This sucks. Looks like Newegg and TigerDirect will get more and more of my business. You know what would level the playing field? No sales tax. How about a 3% sales tax instead of 6.25? Not for nothing but I just bought a can and the state raped me for about $2,000 to do so. That's before they send me a $600 excise tax bill (or more). Total joke. This will ultimately be Amazons loss. They will certainly lose me as a customer. Oh well. Amazon To Collect Taxes From Massachusetts Residents December 11, 2012 10:26 AM Share on email22 View Comments An Amazon product locker (CBS) SAN FRANCISCO ‚ÄĒ (CBS/AP) ‚ÄĒ Online retailer Amazon.com has reached a deal with Massachusetts to start collecting the state‚Äôs 6.25 percent sales tax from Bay State residents. The deal that kicks in next Nov. 1 was announced by Gov. Deval Patrick on Tuesday. Secretary of Administration and Finance Jay Gonzalez is telling lawmakers that he expected the agreement to bring increased revenue to the state in ‚Äúthe lower tens of millions of dollars.‚ÄĚ Gonzalez says the deal will help level the playing field for traditional ‚Äúbrick and mortar‚ÄĚ stores in Massachusetts that are competing with Internet retailers. The announcement says the state and Amazon will work together toward enactment of federal legislation to resolve the issue of taxes for online sales, and added that Amazon plans to add hundreds of jobs in Massachusetts.