Online retail giant Amazon says it will begin collecting state sales tax from Idaho shoppers starting next month. Boise TV station KTVB (http://bit.ly/2m7fq9u ) reports Amazon will begin collecting the 6 percent sales tax on April 1. Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter called the change a matter of fairness in a prepared statement, saying it will help Idaho taxpayers comply with state law and create a more level playing field for brick-and-mortar retailers. All online sales are already legally subject to sales tax in Idaho, but the state doesn't have a simple way to collect from out-of-state sellers/Associated Press. More here.