Since the time I’ve blogged about the implications of the CA Bill AB 178 for affiliates, Melanie Seery posted the following two news: (i) Connecticut’s bill was approved in the Join Finance Committee, and (ii) North Carolina is now also looking in the same direction.
Regarding Connecticut Melanie wrote:
TheÂ Joint Finance Committee vote was held yesterday and the bill wasÂ approved with a vote of 53 to 0 ( 3 absent and not voting)… The joint bill is now filed with Legislative Commissionersâ€™ Office. After fiscal analysis it will go to the Houses for vote and then on to the Governor.
ReveNews echoed her post saying:
The most significant modification to the bill was the lowering of threshold that constitutes a nexus to $2,000. This is the lowest of any of the proposed or current nexus thresholds in other states.
Also, as mentioned at the outset of this post, today we’ve seen a new state join “the growing list of states working on legislation to enact an affiliate tax” — the State of North Carolina [see details here].
Affiliate marketers keep fighting it on several levels through various groups (see my previous post), and today I have also discovered that the American Booksellers Association is actively involved in the fight too. See the Sales Tax Initiative section of their website.