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Nonprofits, lawmakers ask Amazon customers to cancel accounts in fight over online sales tax
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) ' A coalition of nonprofit groups is calling on customers of Amazon.com to cancel their accounts unless the Internet retailer stops resisting a California law that requires more online retailers to charge a state sales tax.
The nonprofits along with several state lawmakers Monday called on Amazon to "stop cheating California" by trying to repeal the law through a ballot referendum.
Amazon's opponents announced a Web campaign intended to organize opposition efforts and explain how customers can close their accounts.
Amazon.com Inc. did not immediately respond to an email and a call for comment Monday.
Lawmakers in June approved a measure to expand collection of California sales tax to more Internet retailers, estimating it would bring in at least $200 million a year.
Amazon has spent $3 million fighting that law.
On the Web: www.ThinkBeforeYouClickCA.org