The IT-services provider plans to add 500 jobs to the local economy in new Herndon office.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) plans to set up an office in Herndon, adding 500 information technology jobs to local Fairfax County economy, officials announced Wednesday. The company, which provides cloud-computing services to businesses, government and educational organizations, will be able to expand thanks to a $500,000 grant from the Governor’s Opportunity Fund approved by Gov. Bob McDonnell. “Amazon Web Services is a global, universally known company that has a significant Virginia presence as a strong corporate partner and employer,” McDonnell said in a statement following the announcement. “Adding a new office in Fairfax County allows the company close proximity to its IT and government customers in Virginia, and creates 500 highly-…
Amazon.com will begin collecting and paying Virginia state sales tax next year under an agreement announced by Gov. Bob McDonnell.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
By Christine Stoddard and Daniel Lombardo Capital News Service Bid farewell to tax-free buys from the world’s most popular online store. Amazon.com, the Seattle-based e-tailer of books and other products, next year will begin collecting and paying Virginia state sales tax under an agreement announced by Gov. Bob McDonnell. McDonnell made the announcement as the General Assembly gave final approval to Senate Bill 597, which expands on an existing state law requiring online businesses with facilities in Virginia to pay the state’s 5 percent sales tax. “This bill helps to ensure that online retailers with a physical presence in Virginia are treated the same as traditional brick-and-mortar retailers who are already required to collect and …