The list of states where you can shop from Amazon without coughing up sales tax is growing even shorter. Starting in November, the online retailer will charge Connecticut customers the state's sales tax of 6.35 percent, a move that's expected to generate up to $8 million in just one year. That number will rise considerably in year two, with Connecticut's Department of Revenue Services expecting to rake in between $12 and $15 million. State residents will thus be able to enjoy a few more months of tax-free shopping, but Amazon will begin collecting prior to the all-important holiday season.
Amazon has also committed to building one of its massive order fulfillment centers in Connecticut, a $50 million initiative it says will spawn "hundreds" of jobs. Presumably it would also cut down on shipping times in the tri-state region — at least for customers that aren't already getting free two-day shipping via Amazon Prime. Connecticut is just the latest in a slew of states that either have or will soon begin paying sales tax on Amazon orders, with Massachusetts residents also slated to start paying next fall.