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Recently, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law a bill that will require in-state affiliates to collect state sales tax on purchases made by Illinois residents. Shortly after this bill was signed, Amazon.com announced that it intends to end its affiliates program with Illinois residents. Amazon has previously opposed similar efforts in other states. In a recent letter, Amazon informed approximately 9,000 Illinois affiliates that the program will terminate on April 15. The letter read: For well over a decade, the Amazon Associates Program has worked with thousands of Illinois residents. Unfortunately,... Read more...
Have you heard of the so-called "Amazon Tax?"  It's New York State's attempt to force etailers collect sales taxes if they have affiliates in New York.  Amazon.com has already sued over it, and Overstock.com has decided it won't collect the tax either - but it has taken a different route.Overstock.com is apparently taking a different approach. The company has begun sending out letters to affiliates in New York, letting them know that the company will, at least temporarily, be ending its relationships with NY affiliates.In other words, New York doesn't get to collect any taxes from Overstock.com,... Read more...