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 …

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 …

Federal Judge Rules Originally Affiliate Nexus Tax Unconstitutional

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Yesterday afternoon an important news came from Colorado. A Colorado Springs Gazette editor, Wayne Laugesen, wrote: Back in 2010, then-Gov. Bill Ritter, D-Colo., signed into law a bill passed by the Colorado Legislature that instantly cost thousands of Coloradans their livelihoods. On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Robert Blackburn tossed it out. …Blackburn ruled that the Read More …

Interview with Rexanne Mancini on California Affiliate Tax

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We’ve been monitoring what’s been happening in California with affiliate nexus tax over the years, and now that the bill AB155 is signed, and many merchants are re-instating and/or re-inviting California affiliates back into their programs, I thought it’d be interesting to get an affiliate take on these things, and reached out to one of Read More …

Amazon Invites 10,000 California Affiliates to Re-Enroll

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Following the signing of California statute AB 155 (which I discussed a week ago here) Amazon has invited California-based affiliates — over 10,000 of which were terminated from Amazon’s Associates program in June 2011 — to re-enroll in their affiliate program. As Sarah Duxbury — who, apparently, was one of the booted affiliates as well Read More …

The Aftermath of California Affiliate Nexus Tax Law

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Since my last post on the bad news from California, Governor Brown has signed the bill [more here], while Amazon has announced its decision to cut ties with its California-based affiliates (which includes not only affiliates of Amazon.com, but also of all its subsidiaries, such as Audible.com, Endless.com, Zappos.com, 6pm.com, and others). As an example, Read More …

California Considers Affiliate Tax, Illinois Sued Over Such Law

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You may remember the year 2009 when California had its affiliate nexus bill revived, and then vetoed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, pointing to the right reason — the unemployment was already “at an all time high”, and the Governor advised: “we should be doing everything we can to keep jobs and create jobs in California”. Read More …