Collecting Different Taxes Is Too Burdensome... Until We Have The Patent
from the so-that's-how-it-works dept
theodp writes "A week after Amazon testified before Congress in 2006 that it would be 'unconstitutionally burdensome' to require Amazon to collect interstate taxes, the USPTO disclosed that the e-tailer has been quietly seeking a patent for collecting international taxes since 2004. USPTO records indicate the patent application was filed with a request that it not be published. Nonpublication requests must be rescinded if a foreign or international application is filed."