#1 Tax Wars: Amazon Threatens to Leave California
06-30-2011, 01:52 AM
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- Aug 2005
From an email sent out by the Amazon Associates Program to California affiliates: For well over a decade, the Amazon Associates Program has worked with thousands of California residents. Unfortunately, a potential new law that may be signed by Governor Brown compels us to terminate this program for California-based participants.
It specifically imposes the collection of taxes from consumers on sales by online retailers -- including but not limited to those referred by California-based marketing affiliates like you -- even if those retailers have no physical presence in the state.
06-30-2011, 11:01 AM
Not "potential" anymore. There ya go.....actions.....
Getting the taxes, which consumers typically don't pay to the state if online merchants don't charge them, is "a common-sense idea," said Gov. Jerry Brown, who signed the legislation into law Wednesday.
The new tax collection requirement — part of budget-related legislation — is expected to raise an estimated $317 million a year in new state and local government revenue.
But those taxes may come with a price. Amazon and online retailer Overstock.com Inc. told thousands of California Internet marketing affiliates that they will stop paying commissions for referrals of so-called click-through customers.
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law California's tax on Internet sales through affiliate advertising which will immediately cut small-business website revenue 20% to 30%, experts say.
The bill, AB 28X, takes effect immediately. The state Board of Equalization says the tax will raise $200 million a year, but critics claim it will raise nothing because online retailers will end their affiliate programs rather than collect the tax.
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06-30-2011, 11:12 AM
Hey, Amazon, come to Michigan. Gov. Rick'll give you a deal. Ann Arbor is a good place for a computer-based company, but the best tax breaks will come if you build in one of the three largest cities: Detroit, Grand Rapids (not the suburbs) and Warren.
06-30-2011, 04:39 PM--Odysseus
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06-30-2011, 05:45 PM
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- Nov 2009
- In Florda. Out smacking around Useful Idiots
Amazon Drops 10,000 California Partners: Report
Kalifornia is so f-ing clueless.
06-30-2011, 07:05 PM
everyone's leaving mexiforniaLiberals: Obama's useful Idiots
06-30-2011, 07:23 PM
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- May 2008
I hate paying taxes as much as the next fella. It is my understanding that Amazon is selling thru affiliates to in state customers. Those sales are subject to sales taxes because nexus has been established. Sales made from one state to another does not create a sales tax liability unless the seller has nexus (a location, warehouse, salesman, etc). Therefore, in state sales will be taxable while out of state sales may or may not be taxable. I used to do this shit for a living.:)
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