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Azon & Ovrstck won't collect sales tax; cut off CA affiliates

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Last Edited: July 2, 2011, 3:05 pm

The only votes that still count are those done with your cash and your feet ... although I'm sure there are bills being written to criminalize those sorts of shenanigans.

From the Land of Unintended Consequences ...

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/money_co/2011/06/amazon-wont-collect-sales-tax-cuts-off-california-affiliates.html

Amazon.com has terminated its relationship with approximately 10,000 Internet business partners in California after Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law that requires out-of-state electronic retailers to collect sales tax on purchases from Golden State customers.

The termination took effect Wednesday evening, hours after Brown took action on a bill that will produce an estimated $317 million a year in new state and local government tax revenues.

Amazon said it canceled the contracts because it does not intend to comply with the new law.

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Meanwhile, another big Internet retailer, Salt Lake City-based Overstock.com, said Wednesday that it is ending "the services of its California-based Internet advertising affiliates."

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TigerAngelComment by TigerAngel - July 3, 2011, 3:53 am
Wow, that is messed up. I just hope it goes to court and gets reversed. Think of all those individual people doing their little affiliate biz from home on their computers now without income!! California has lost so many businesses leaving the state because of all the regulations and fees they can't afford to operate here.

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