Politics

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
affiliates, california, sales tax, taxes

Companies:
amazon, overstock



California Promises No Sales Tax Due To Affiliates To Keep Amazon/Overstock Affiliates Happy

from the someone's-been-watching dept

In the last few weeks we've seen companies like Amazon drop affiliates in a bunch of different states, due to proposals in cash-strapped state legislatures to force the online retailers to collect sales tax even if there are only affiliates in that state. Apparently, California politicians put forth a similar proposal, and following threats from Overstock to drop its local affiliates, Governor Schwarzenegger has promised that no such bill will pass (thanks Eric Goldman). It seems that the willingness for these online retailers to cut off affiliates (and the anger that creates among those affiliates) caught the attention of at least someone with power in California.

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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 7 Jul 2009 @ 3:07pm

    Re: Re: Taxing Employment

    You can thank Ronald Reagan and Howard Jarvis for creating the current mess. Without them, we might have a pay-as-you-go-system in CA. As for the nation, once again you can thank the greed creed of the Republicans and the spineless duplicity and complicity of the Democrats for our present bankruptcy. Long live Oligarchy!

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