Performance Marketing Association has posted an important news earlier today. Apparently, the state of Virginia that faces a close to 4 billion budget deficit this year, has not included the affiliate tax (the bill for which was tabled by the House finance sub-committee on 24 February) in the budget bill. PMA wrote:
We just received hopeful news: the Virginia budget conferees did not include the ad tax language in the budget bill they submitted today. There is one more step to go: the governor needs to sign the bill into law. We don’t expect him to ask for the ad tax to get put back, but this isn’t over until the budget is signed.
We’ll now wait for Governor McDonnell’s signature, knowing that he rules out tax increases as a solution for Virginia’s budget shortfall, and trusting everything goes well for Virginia-based affiliates.