Amazon in Deal With Legislators Over Tax Law: Report

Amazon.comis in a deal with legislators to avoid a ballot battle over the state's insistence that the online retailer collect state sales tax on purchases by Californians, the Los Angeles Times said.
Kevin P. Casey | Bloomberg | Getty Images

Amazon would delay collecting taxes until September 2012, the paper said, citing multiple sources directly involved in the matter.

An Amazon spokeswoman declined to comment on the LA Times report to Reuters.

Amazon spent $5 million in collecting signatures for a referendum challenging a new state law, which mandated that it collect fees starting this past July, the LA Times reported.