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 …

Update on Affiliate Tax Bills: California, Minnesota, Maryland

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On Saturday (April 25), Melanie Seery posted an update on Minnesota’s affiliate tax bill, which was voted to pass earlier that day. On that same evening Minnesota Public Radio’s reporter, Tom Scheck, reported on Twitter that the “bill needed 68 votes to pass” and “DFL Rep. Tom Rukavina orally switched his vote at last minute 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 …