Interview with Rexanne Mancini on California Affiliate Tax

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We’ve been monitoring what’s been happening in California with affiliate nexus tax over the years, and now that the bill AB155 is signed, and many merchants are re-instating and/or re-inviting California affiliates back into their programs, I thought it’d be interesting to get an affiliate take on these things, and reached out to one of Read More …

Amazon Invites 10,000 California Affiliates to Re-Enroll

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Following the signing of California statute AB 155 (which I discussed a week ago here) Amazon has invited California-based affiliates — over 10,000 of which were terminated from Amazon’s Associates program in June 2011 — to re-enroll in their affiliate program. As Sarah Duxbury — who, apparently, was one of the booted affiliates as well Read More …

The Aftermath of California Affiliate Nexus Tax Law

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Since my last post on the bad news from California, Governor Brown has signed the bill [more here], while Amazon has announced its decision to cut ties with its California-based affiliates (which includes not only affiliates of Amazon.com, but also of all its subsidiaries, such as Audible.com, Endless.com, Zappos.com, 6pm.com, and others). As an example, Read More …

California Considers Affiliate Tax, Illinois Sued Over Such Law

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You may remember the year 2009 when California had its affiliate nexus bill revived, and then vetoed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, pointing to the right reason — the unemployment was already “at an all time high”, and the Governor advised: “we should be doing everything we can to keep jobs and create jobs in California”. Read More …

California “Amazon Tax” Will Hurt 10,000 Small Businesses

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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 ethics. …The company bases its Read More …