Amazon, Overstock Appeal to US Supreme Court Over NY Affiliate Tax

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Yesterday afternoon the Executive Director of the Performance Marketing Association (PMA), Rebecca Madigan, has emailed out an important “PMA Alert.” Right at the outset of it she got to the key point, writing: In a dramatic move, Amazon and Overstock have filed an application to petition the US Supreme Court to hear their case against Read More …

Marketplace Fairness Act (Affiliate Nexus Tax Eliminator) in Congress

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Currently, nine states have affiliate nexus tax (or as some call them “Amazon tax”) laws in place. These are: Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island. In addition to these, numerous other states (like Indiana, Florida, Minnesota, etc) are considering going the similar route. Basically, these laws prescribe for Read More …

Indiana and Florida Face Prospects of Affiliate Nexus (Amazon) Tax

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In the course of this week, two states have already made moves towards jumping on the “affiliate nexus tax” bandwagon, joining the nine which have ratified such laws in the past few years. Indiana (news of February 4, 2013): Amazon.com and other online-only retailers would have to start collecting Indiana’s 7 percent sales tax this Read More …

Affiliates in Nexus Tax States, Reverse Geo-Target In-State Traffic

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A recent BrandVerity’s Tweet sparked an intersting discussion. In case you’ve missed it, here it is: Since some may require definition of several key terms used above, here’s all you need to know here: Affiliate nexus tax — state-specific sales tax imposed on sales by in-state affiliate marketers to in-state customers [more here]. Geo-targeting — Read More …

Merchants With Affiliate Programs, Do Not Neglect That Nexus Tax!

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In case you have missed it, two days ago The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has published an interesting piece on Amazon and Georgia affiliate nexus tax. Here’s an excerpt from it: Georgia shoppers at Amazon still aren’t paying sales tax, three weeks after the start of a state law designed to snag the money from the world’s Read More …

5 Online Resources to Follow News on Affiliate Nexus Tax

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After last week’s good news from Colorado, an excellent one came from Maryland yesterday — “The Maryland legislature passed the budget last night, and the legislative session closed – without passing the affiliate nexus tax bill!” [more here] Between these recent news and working on an article on the subject for the Summer 2012 issue Read More …