Reid Butler plays his daughter Siena, 2, as they pose for photographs with recent online purchases from Amazon at their home in Walnut Creek, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. Products are flying off the shelves at Amazon warehouses across the county as Californians prepare to start paying sales taxes on online purchases.
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published Friday, September 14th, 2012
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Online retailer Amazon.com has tried to become all things to all consumers, but in California, it is about to take on a role it has fought against for years: tax collector.