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Amazon begins collecting Ohio sales tax on Monday

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Amazon has announced a Midwest expansion in Ohio that will include 1,000 well-paying jobs over the next several years.

The deal between Ohio's job-creation entity, JobsOhio, and 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 said Amazon.com will voluntarily begin collecting sales taxes from online customers in Ohio on Monday as part of the deal. He said an estimated $150 million to $300 million such taxes can generate annually would return to states only if federal law is changed.

Republican Gov. John Kasich called the announcement "an intellectual victory" for the state.

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