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 …

4 Affiliate Marketing News You Should Be Aware Of

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Several things — important to affiliates, and affiliate marketing industry as a whole — have happened in the course of the past few days, unfortunately not all good, and today I’d like to draw your attention to the following four: 1. Pennsylvania Enacts Affiliate Nexus Tax law — Late last night (on December 1, 2011) the Read More …

The War Against Affiliate Marketing?

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On Friday last week, Susan Payton has published an interesting (and important) article at Small Business Trends, entitling it The War Against Affiliate Marketing Continues. She started it with: “it seems to keep getting harder to run your business, thanks to companies that don’t want to support affiliate marketers”, and then went through 3 things: Read More …

Amazon versus New York State: Appellate Court Decision

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Earlier this month Davis & Gilbert LLP released a “taxation alert” on the subject of the so-called affiliate tax [more on the tax here], and particularly the case Amazon’s appeal regarding the tax’s constitutionality in the State of New York. The alert reads: In February 2009, the New York State Supreme Court issued a decision Read More …

Interview with Jen Goode on Colorado Internet Sales Tax

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Today I have had a chance to interview Jen Goode, a Colorado-based affiliate marketer and business owner, to get her inside perspective on the Colorado Internet sales tax bill, Amazon’s termination of Colorado affiliate accounts, and other related questions. Here is the interview: GP: Once again, thank you for agreeing to be interviewed on the Read More …