Maine, Minnesota and Missouri Jump on the Affiliate Tax Bandwagon

The summer of 2013 isn’t even at its equator, but we already have sad news from as many as three new states. The newest ones that have passed affiliate nexus tax laws or shall we christen them “The Three Ms”? are Missouri [less than a week ago], Maine [more here], and Minnesota [read this] — all three in the course of June-July 2013.

Tax law(s)Per Performance Marketing Association there are 1,500 affiliate marketers in Maine, 5,300 in Minnesota, and 5,000 in Missouri.

As a (tragic) result, the total number of marketers impacted by the affiliate nexus tax across the country now exceeds 90,000 individuals and businesses.

The full list of the 13 U.S. states that have passed the law is now as follows:

  • Arkansas (2011)
  • California (2011)
  • Connecticut (2011)
  • Georgia (2012)
  • Illinois (2011)
  • Kansas (2013)
  • Maine (2013)
  • Minnesota (2013)
  • Missouri (2013)
  • New York (2008)
  • North Carolina (2009)
  • Pennsylvania (2011)
  • Rhode Island (2009)

A federal solution to the problem is very much needed, and may be very near with the Marketplace Fairness Act passing the U.S. Senate. We’ll keep monitoring the situation, updating you on it.

About Geno Prussakov

CEO & Founder of AM Navigator – an award-winning OPM agency. Founder & Chair of Affiliate Management Days conference. Author of numerous books including "Affiliate Program Management: An Hour a Day" (2011) and "Quick Start Guide to Affiliate Marketing" (2013), international speaker, marketing consultant, affiliate and influencer marketing evangelist.

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5 Responses to “Maine, Minnesota and Missouri Jump on the Affiliate Tax Bandwagon”

  1. […] Maine, Minnesota and Missouri Jump on the Affiliate Tax Bandwagon, Affiliate Marketing Blog […]

  2. Hi Geno,
    I would imagine these laws are likely to continue to spring up in absence of a federal law. Is that your assessment as well? Also, I’m wondering how important this issue continues to be given the fact that Amazon, as one of the most prominent examples, seems to have resigned itself to paying sales tax anyway. Are the affiliate taxes still an issue with Amazon affiliates? Thanks for keeping the BizSugar community posted!

  3. […] of last month, a total of ten states had passed affiliate nexus laws, affiliate marketing advocate Geno Prussakov reported recently. Those states include Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, New York, North […]

  4. Tyler says:

    As expected, Amazon sent out emails to associates in Missouri last night. No more Amazon associates in Missouri. They’re pulling out.

    I wrote a blog on it here:

    My question for you: what about smaller affiliate operations? Will this have a domino effect?

  5. […] owners, to avoid paying. The Performance Marketing Association, an affiliate advocacy organization, estimates 90,000 affiliates were affected. Some businesses either closed up shop, downsized or moved into a […]

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