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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Bruce Maiman Misportrays Affiliate Marketing

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Yesterday (July 24) in his Sacramento Bee column Bruce Maiman provided his viewpoint of the whole “Amazon tax” situation. Among other things in his article he made a statement of affiliate marketing which I simply cannot miss. Maiman wrote: …Another claim: The law punishes thousands of California small businesses affiliated with Amazon. To explain: Affiliate Read More …