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Last Update on April 17, 2014 07:17 GMT

IN THE NEWS: AMAZON.COM TO CHARGE TAXES IN FLORIDA

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Another one bites the dust. Now it's Florida residents who are next in line for having to pay Amazon.com taxes on online purchases. The company confirms Amazon will start collecting Florida's 6-percent sales tax on May 1. The move comes after a decision by Amazon to build a pair of distribution centers in Florida. Florida residents -- like all others -- are supposed to pay taxes for online purchases. But there's no way to enforce the law. Now that Amazon has a physical presence in the state, the state can now force the company to collect the taxes. The company has reached similar agreements regarding warehouses and payment of sales taxes in several other states.

IN THE NEWS: CANADIAN TEEN CHARGED IN TAX DATA SWIPE

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- Police in Canada have charged a 19-year-old man in the loss of taxpayer data from the nation's tax agency. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police say Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes was arrested at his home on Tuesday. He's charged with unauthorized use of a computer and mischief in relation to data. A search of the home turned up some computer equipment, which ended up being seized. The Canada Revenue Agency was forced to shut down its publicly accessible Web site last week as the world learned about the Heartbleed computer bug. The Canadian taxing agency says 900 social insurance numbers had been compromised as a result.

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