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ACLU: Taxpayers' privacy at risk

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In court papers filed Wednesday, the nonprofit advocacy group argued that the N.C. Department of Revenue's audit of Amazon.com seeks private customer information the government doesn't need and should not have. The audit is part of the agency's attempt to collect a 7.75 percent sales tax by gathering customer information from at least 350 online retailers, including Amazon.com, that sell to North Carolina residents, who don't pay sales taxes on their purchases.
Another way for big brother to get into our lives. Their is no sane reason why the state needs to know what Im buying in order to collect a tax.

ACLU: Taxpayers' privacy at risk - Technology - NewsObserver.com
 
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