Amazon, Facebook, Google-backed groups sue Maryland over new online ad tax - Washington Post

Amazon, Facebook, Google-backed groups sue Maryland over new online ad tax - Washington Post

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and an industry group backed by Amazon, Facebook Inc and Google have sued Maryland over new its new online advertising tax aimed at funding education, the Washington Post reported on Thursday.

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is pictured inside the company's office in Bengaluru
FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is pictured inside the company's office in Bengaluru, India, April 20, 2018. REUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa

WASHINGTON: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and an industry group backed by Amazon, Facebook Inc and Google have sued Maryland over new its new online advertising tax aimed at funding education, the Washington Post reported on Thursday.

The legal complaint by the groups, including the Internet Association, was filed in a federal district court in Maryland after the state legislature passed the first-in-the-nation tax last week, overriding a veto by the governor, it said.

(Reporting by Susan Heavey)

Source: Reuters

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