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Online Tax Programs Gaining Popularity

More than one in five taxpayers say they will go online to prepare their taxes according to a new survey by Opinion Research, conducted for CompleteTax.

The survey found sixty percent of taxpayers plan to use an accountant or professional tax preparer. The number of taxpayers turning to online tax programs now slightly surpasses those planning to use packaged software with 11 percent saying they will go online compared to 10 percent saying they will buy a packaged program.

Amazon Loses New York Tax Suit
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A New York State Supreme Court Justice has dismissed Amazon.com’s lawsuit challenging the law that requires some out-of-state online retailers to collect New York sales tax.

New York Justice Eileen Bransten wrote in an order released today "there is no basis upon which Amazon can prevail."

The judge said the New York law does not tax "any and all Internet sales," but only requires businesses to collect state and local sales taxes if the company generates $10,000 or more in revenue via affiliate networks.

More Americans Filing Taxes Online
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With tax season here and the deadline looming for Americans to make their annual payments to Uncle Sam more people are filing their taxes online.