Items tagged with Amazon Terminates Affiliates In Battle Over State

The battle between Amazon and certain individual US states continues to escalate, with a number of small business affiliates caught in between. Over the last few years, a number of cash-strapped states have attempted to hold Amazon liable for sales tax based on its business in each area. While Amazon isn't required to pay taxes in a state where it has no presence, state legislatures have argued that affiliate relationships between Amazon and state residents constitutes a 'presence', which can then be taxed. Amazon's respose to such attempts has been to terminate its relationships with the affiliates... Read more...