U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday blasted Amazon.com Inc. with a list of complaints, a day after news website Axios reported that Trump wants to curb the mega retailer's growing power using federal antitrust laws and led its shares to fall nearly 5 percent. Shares dipped more than 4 percent, while falling an additional 3.8 percent earlier Thursday morning.
"The president has expressed his concerns with Amazon". He has repeatedly tweeted how much he dislikes the company.
That tweet had followed a report on United States news site Axios claiming that Trump was less concerned with Facebook than he was with Amazon.
President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday that Amazon was causing "tremendous loss" to the Post Office.
Bezos is also the owner of the Washington Post, a frequent target of Trump over its news coverage.
According to one think tank, Amazon owed no federal income taxes in 2017 in part due to credits from a Trump-endorsed fiscal overhaul passed by Congress. And the Supreme Court is set to hear a case that could allow states to require all online sellers to collect sales taxes, regardless of whether they have a physical presence in the state where the buyer lives.
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Amazon now collects sales taxes across the country in states that have a sales tax and where Amazon has a physical presence with distribution centers or other facilities, such as California.
But Amazon has been adding to its national network of distribution centers, and past year it announced it would start charging sales tax in every state, whether it has a physical presence there or not.
Trump's recent attack against Amazon on Twitter seems hypocritical, considering his recent tax reform bill that lowered the corporate rate from 35 percent to 21 percent and gave businesses like the Trump Organization a 20 percent tax deduction.
The company has not disclosed how much its customers pay in sales taxes, but it is considerable.
The issue with Amazon, which had sales of $178 billion previous year, mainly is over the sales tax that a consumer might or might not pay when making a purchase on Amazon's website.
"The #AmazonWashingtonPost, sometimes referred to as the guardian of Amazon not paying internet taxes (which they should) is FAKE NEWS!" Third-party vendors had sales of $32 billion on Amazon in 2017, although some of those sales were outside of North America. Amazon.com's revenue was up 38.2% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts expect that Amazon.com, Inc. will post 8.49 EPS for the current fiscal year. But Amazon doesn't get a special rate - it pays the rate that the post office charges other bulk shippers.
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His tweets about the USPS reflect a debate about whether the Postal Service is charging Amazon and other retailers enough to deliver packages.
Another source called the president's view of Amazon's relationship with the US Postal Service "inaccurate".
The Postal Service is losing money. The Postal Service's biggest money problem is that it has billions in retirement obligations to its workers that it can't afford.
It's true that a growing number of retail chains have closed stores, scaled back operations or filed for bankruptcy reorganization in recent years, partly due to their inability to keep pace with consumers' shift toward more Internet shopping.
Amazon says that it actually helps small companies succeed in the hard retail climate.
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