Amazon vs. tax happy statesSubmitted by NewPatriot on Tue, 06/30/2009 - 15:03
So, this is basically an attempt of states collecting tax twice from the same transaction. I have clients that are an affiliate, they need to pay taxes on revenue earned from the Amazon.com affiliate program, but now some states want to collect a sales tax on top of this...
Amazon vs. tax happy states: E-tailer could nuke Associates program and still win
Amazon is in a high-profile tax showdown with states over its Associates referral program and is likely to come out a winner either way.
Amazon has pulled its Associates program, which allows Web site operators to drive sales to the e-tailer in exchange for commissions of up to 15 percent, in North Carolina and Rhode Island.