Amazon to begin collecting sales tax revenue in Connecticut 
(The following is a reformatted version of a press release issued by the Office 
of the Governor of Connecticut and received via electronic mail. The release 
was confirmed by the sender.) 
Amazon Plans to Invest $50 million in State; Revenue Collection to Begin in 
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Amazon today announced that over 
the next two years, Amazon will invest $50 million in Connecticut and create 
hundreds of new full-time jobs.  The Governor made the announcement at the same 
time that he announced an agreement under which Amazon will begin collecting 
sales tax revenue in the state.  
“All in all, this is a win for our state’s taxpayers, our main street 
retailers, and our workforce,” said Governor Malloy.  “Amazon’s multi-million 
dollar investment and the hundreds of jobs that will come with both the 
construction and operation of their future facility will unquestionably boost 
our local economy.  Their agreement to begin collecting revenue is a great 
step, but federal action on this issue is still necessary.” 
“These are two more significant steps that our administration is making to 
create jobs and maximize our revenues whenever possible,” Lt Governor Wyman 
said.  “This will both put people to work and help balance the budget, and we 
welcome Amazon as our newest partner in our effort to create long-term 
prosperity for Connecticut.” 
Under current federal law, out-of-state retailers cannot be required to collect 
tax on sales to Connecticut, leaving consumers with the burden of paying state 
use tax and facing penalties for failing to pay the tax.  Beginning in November 
1, 2013 – prior to the most significant months of sales – Amazon will start 
collecting and remitting state sales tax.  
“We thank Governor Malloy for his strong commitment to Connecticut jobs and 
investment,” said Paul Misener, Amazon vice president, global public policy.  
“These are good paying jobs with good benefits that will contribute to the 
fabric of Connecticut communities.  We are delighted to make this announcement 
today, and look forward to working with Governor Malloy toward passage of the 
legislation now being considered by Congress that would finally resolve the 
sales tax issue, level the playing field for all retailers, protect states’ 
rights and allow states to collect the revenue owed.” 
“With strong support from Governor Malloy, this has been one of our top 
priorities for over a year now,” said Department of Revenue Services (DRS) 
Commissioner Kevin Sullivan.  “It’s a great result for our consumers and 
businesses, state and local revenue, new investment and new jobs.  Amazon is a 
great company.  Good tax policy can be good business policy too.” 
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Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent Annual Report on 
Form 10-K and subsequent filings. 
For Immediate Release: February 4, 2013
Contact: David Bednarz
860-524-7315 (office)
860-770-9792 (cell) 
(bjh) NY
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