affiliate tax

Colorado & New Mexico "Affiliate Tax" Bills: Latest News

Here’s the latest news from the “affiliate tax” battlefields: Colorado The bill did pass motion yesterday: 6 “yes” to 5 “no”, but there is still hope. Read more in Rebecca Madigan’s Colorado Affiliates Rocked the House! post. Update (as of late evening 01/29/10): 33 voted for the Colorado HB-1193 “affiliate …

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Overstock.com Set to Terminate Colorado Affiliates

…if the House Bill HB10-1193 becomes law. Scroll down to the bottom of this post to learn how you can help today. Here’s the full text of the letter that the President of Overstock.com wrote to Colorado-based affiliate marketers: Dear Affiliate: Overstock.com values your advertising efforts on our behalf, and …

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Mississippi Senate Proposes No Threshold Affiliate Tax

Wow, what a busy end of January! And unfortunately adding the adjective “good” before “busy” isn’t going to be appropriate this time. New Mexico on the 21st, Virginia and Colorado on the 22nd,  and today it’s the state of Mississippi — which is facing a $850 million budget deficit this …

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Affiliate Tax Prospect Now Clouds Virginia Sky

A worrying news has come through today: following New Mexico the state of Virginia — which is facing a $3.6 billion budget deficit this year [more here] — is now considering an affiliate tax as well. I’ve read about it in Scott Jangro’s AffBook blog [link to post], Googled the …

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New Mexico Looks Towards Internet (Affiliate) Tax

Melanie Seery of Affiliate Advocacy has tweeted: New Mexico has introduced its 2010 House Bill 50 (second edition) “clarifying nexus in regard to certain Internet sales.” The nexus definition/basis is very similar to those in the other states affected by the tax, namely: “A person with a business with no …

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2010 State Budget Shortfalls and Affiliate Tax

Gary Kibel of Davis & Gilbert LLP has tweeted: I’ve just finished reading the Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle) article he has linked to. While the article seems to  view the affiliate tax as primarily Amazon’s trouble, it provides a good recap of what has happened on the affiliate tax …

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Amazon Decides to Terminate North Carolina Affiliates

This morning the following e-mail has landed in mailboxes of all North Carolina affiliates of Amazon: We regret to inform you that the North Carolina state legislature (the General Assembly) appears ready to enact an unconstitutional tax collection scheme that would leave Amazon.com little choice but to end its relationships …

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