Governor Herbert Announces Deal with Amazon

Governor Gary Herbert has announced a deal with online superstore Amazon.com that will collect state taxes on Utah purchases. Herbert estimates that the state could be missing out on $200 million dollars a year in state sales taxes for purchases made online and even a portion of that money could go a long ways for funding education in the state. Amazon has agreed, shared Herbert in a conference last week. The new rule goes into effect January 1st when taxes will start to be collected. At the end of the month, the total amount collected will be sent to the state, providing a real idea of how much Utah has been missing out on over the years. There has been plenty of pushback since the announcement of Utah citizens who are unhappy about the change.

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Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.