affiliate sales tax

California "Amazon Tax" Will Hurt 10,000 Small Businesses

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: Amazon.com had $34 billion in sales last year, and is the world’s largest Internet retailer. Sadly, it remains a corporate citizen of questionable …

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Illinois Internet Sales Tax: Expected Consequences Come Home

On Thursday, March 10, 2011 Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law a bill that prescribes collection of an Internet sales tax (6.25%) from retailers who have more than $10,000 in annual  online sales in the state of Illinois [more on it here]. The law also applies to sales driven …

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Connecticut Moves One Step Closer to Advertising Tax

Yesterday (March 25, 2010) the Joint Finance Committee of the state of Connecticut has passed its version of the Internet sales tax bill (HB 5481) or the “act concerning the collection and remittance of the sales tax by remote sellers” (italics mine). There were 35 votes “for” versus only 13 …

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Colorado Internet Sales Tax Bill Signed by Governor

Performance Marketing Association has just posted: On Thursday February 25, 2010, Governor Ritter signed into law HB 1193. This bill no longer includes any reference to affiliate nexus or the concept of an advertising tax. The final bill can be found here. It does, however, still impact online retailers, who …

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Latest News on Advertising Tax Bills: Virginia and Vermont

Encouraging news came from the states of Virginia and Vermont yesterday. Virginia Yesterday (February 24, 2010) Performance Marketing Association reported: In Virginia today, bill SB 660 was ‘tabled’ by the House finance sub-committee. This means it will not be voted on by the committee, and will most likely not be …

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Drs. Foster and Smith Close Down Affiliate Program

Today’s news from Drs. Foster and Smith has already produced quite a resonance in the affiliate marketing world. The company, which has removed Virginia-based affiliates from their affiliate program 5 days ago, has now decided to shut their affiliate program down altogether. Mike Nunez broke the news: Then Trust posted …

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Arguably the Busiest Advertising Tax Week So Far

In the course of this past week I have made only one mention of the advertising tax in my blog, and it was the Drs. Foster and Smith Terminates Virginia Affiliates post, which was quoted by Melanie Seery of AffiliateAdvocacy.com in her Where is the Progress? rhetorically-questioned reflections on the …

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Drs. Foster and Smith Terminates Virginia Affiliates

Drs. Foster and Smith, one of America’s Top 500 E-tailers per Internet Retailer’s famous ranking, has just terminated relationship with all Virginia affiliates. As frequently is the case, the text of the email talks about how much they “value the affiliate relationship with each and every publisher”, but either this …

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