By Tom Webb, St. Paul Pioneer Press
“The era of tax-free shopping for Minnesotans is coming to an end at Amazon.com and other big websites. Starting July 1, the state will require major online sites to collect Minnesota’s 6.875 percent sales tax.
Technically, it’s not a new tax. All along, online shoppers were supposed to report and pay the sales tax themselves. But almost nobody did. Soon, they won’t have a choice, at least not at big online retail sites.”