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Yesterday a major news came from the Capitol Hill: the U.S. Senate has passed the Marketplace Fairness Act. The Washington Post reported: The Senate passed the bill by a vote of 69 to 27, getting support from Republicans and Democrats alike. But opposition from some conservatives who view it as a tax increase will make […]

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Geno Prussakov on February 6th, 2013

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): and other online-only retailers would have to start collecting Indiana’s 7 percent sales tax this […]

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Geno Prussakov on April 11th, 2012

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 […]

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Geno Prussakov on October 17th, 2011

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 […]

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Geno Prussakov on October 4th, 2011

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 […]

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Geno Prussakov on September 26th, 2011

On Friday the Governor of California, Jerry Brown, signed AB 155 — “a statute that repeals the Affiliate Nexus Tax law for one year” [source]. I tweeted about it on Friday, and also retweeted the news on Sunday, receiving an immediate question (a very good question): So what’s next? Well, let’s rewind things back 3 […]

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Geno Prussakov on June 30th, 2011

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, but also of all its subsidiaries, such as,,,, and others). As an example, […]

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Bad news has just come from the state of California — the affiliate nexus tax, which I frequently cover in my blog, seems to be on the threshold of materializing. No, not into cash — the state treasurer is right on the money when saying that the online sales tax revenue is good in theory, […]

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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”. […]

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Geno Prussakov on April 19th, 2011

Yesterday’s issue of The Sacramento Bee, the capitol newspaper for California, contained an editorial which I simply couldn’t miss. Let’s start right with an excerpt from it: had $34 billion in sales last year, and is the world’s largest Internet retailer. Sadly, it remains a corporate citizen of questionable ethics. …The company bases its […]

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