Cyber Monday sees sales tax

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Screen shot from Amazon. Where are you shopping for Cyber Monday?

For online shoppers, Cyber Monday is high time for low prices, free shipping, and sweet deals. And for the first time in California, sales tax. Amazon, a leading online retailer, attempted to quell Gov. Jerry Brown’s bill that imposed the tax. The  In past years, consumers were responsible for reporting purchases and to incur the additional fee themselves. Now it’s up to online retailers to tack on the tax for Cyber Monday, which is already seeing record shopping. Consumers are expected to spend $1.5 billion, up from last year’s $1.25 billion in online sales across the nation. The tax is intended to level the playing field for ‘brick-and-mortar’ stores. California joins Kansas, New York, North Dakota, Texas, Pennsylvania, and Washington, which also impose the measure.