St. Johns County woman gets $750 for Amazon tax error

Published on November 16, 2023 at 12:23 pm

A St. Johns County woman who discovered Amazon had been overcharging her sales tax for years has now received a $750 credit from the company. Other local customers also could receive refunds soon.

The mix-up happened because she lives in unincorporated St. Johns County; but her shipping city was listed as Jacksonville, so she was charged Duval County’s tax rate, which is higher.

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Marianne Hatcher, who lives in the Julington Creek area of St. Johns County said she figured she wasn’t the only one.

Read the rest of this story at News4Jax, a Jacksonville Today partner.

author image Anne Maxwell is an award-winning investigative reporter who joined News4Jax in August 2021. Anne previously worked at WSPA in Greenville, South Carolina, as a reporter and fill-in anchor.

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