Federal Judge Rules Originally Affiliate Nexus Tax Unconstitutional

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Yesterday afternoon an important news came from Colorado. A Colorado Springs Gazette editor, Wayne Laugesen, wrote: Back in 2010, then-Gov. Bill Ritter, D-Colo., signed into law a bill passed by the Colorado Legislature that instantly cost thousands of Coloradans their livelihoods. On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Robert Blackburn tossed it out. …Blackburn ruled that the Read More …

Interview with Jen Goode on Colorado Internet Sales Tax

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Today I have had a chance to interview Jen Goode, a Colorado-based affiliate marketer and business owner, to get her inside perspective on the Colorado Internet sales tax bill, Amazon’s termination of Colorado affiliate accounts, and other related questions. Here is the interview: GP: Once again, thank you for agreeing to be interviewed on the Read More …

Does Terminating Colorado Affiliates Resolve the Issue?

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Earlier today Colorado-based affiliates participating in the Amazon Associates program (Amazon’s affiliate program) have received a notice of immediate termination. Shawn Collins posted the full text of it here. Here’s an excerpt: Dear Colorado-based Amazon Associate: We are writing from the Amazon Associates Program to inform you that the Colorado government recently enacted a law Read More …

Amazon Tax Bill Passes Colorado House & Moves to Senate

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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 clarifies: This process is first Read More …

Colorado & New Mexico “Affiliate Tax” Bills: Latest News

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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 tax” bill. It has passed Read More …