affiliate tax

How So-Called "Amazon Tax" Harms Thousands of Small Businesses

Brad Crooks, a Colorado-based photographer and affiliate marketer, has posted an important link on his Facebook wall — a link to Tax Foundation‘s new report on the harm and failures of the affiliate/advertising tax: I have purposely highlighted, Brook Schaaf’s comment which I echo 100%. I agree that calling it …

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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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Amazon Tax Bill Passes Colorado House & Moves to Senate

Yesterday a sad news came from Colorado: the House Bill 1193 (aka “Amazon tax” or “affiliate tax”, but really an “advertising tax”) has passed the House (33 “yes” to 32 “no”), and moved on to the Colorado Senate where it will undergo a similar consideration and voting route. Melanie Seery …

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