COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Amazon has announced a Midwest expansion in Ohio that will include 1,000 well-paying jobs over several years.
Ohio’s deal with the retailing giant was announced Friday. It adds a third data computing center in the Columbus suburb of New Albany to previously announced centers in Dublin and Hilliard.
Vice President Paul Misener says Amazon.com will begin collecting Ohio sales taxes from online customers Monday as part of the deal.
Officials couldn’t immediately estimate potential sales-tax receipts for Ohio from the change. Misener said if online purchases were subject to similar rules in all 50 states, which would require a federal law change, Ohio’s share of sales-tax collections on all online purchases would be between $150 million and $300 million.
Republican Gov. John Kasich calls the announcement “an intellectual triumph” for Ohio.