http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-amazon-california-20110702,0,1004958.story http://blogs.wsj.com/in-charge/2011...housands-of-small-firms/?mod=google_news_blog I'm not entirely sure how I feel about this. Putting aside the obvious money grab by the state, there is some argument to be made about online businesses being obligated to pay sales tax. On the other hand, outside of what it seems like 1 facility, Amazon has no presence in California. California is not part of the internet. I think this is just another case of California shooting itself in the foot. It amazes me that California thinks businesses are obligated to do business in the state and it's turning a blind eye to the fact that businesses are leaving California in droves for the very reason that they aren't obligated to do business in California.