Governors of California and Hawaii Vetoed Affiliate Tax Bills

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Wednesday afternoon good news came from both Hawaii, and California: Good News from Hawaii: Governor Linda Lingle “vetoed HB 1405 because this legislation has immediate and adverse consequences for residents and businesses of Hawai’i. This legislation would place Hawai’i companies at a competitive disadvantage. As a consequence of this bill, Hawai’i businesses would no longer Read More …

Meaning of CA Bill AB 178 for Affiliates

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Numerous concerned affiliates have been e-mailing me about the California online sales tax bill AB 178 asking for a concise clarification of what this situation really means for affiliates. I believe we should be looking at two sets of implications here: (a) the immediate (state-specific), and (b) the wider (nationally-spread) ones. Let’s briefly look at Read More …

Heads Up, California Affiliates: Online Sales Tax Proposed

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Yesterday, a friend and a known advocate of the affiliate marketing industry, Melanie Seery, posted an alert about California considering a sales tax similar to the one that got passed in New York last year. Melanie wrote: California Affiliates had better get prepared, California Assembly Bill 178, co-authored by Charles Calderon (D) and Nancy Skinner Read More …