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Overstock Sues New York over Internet Tax Law Marcia msg:3664699 10:07 am on Jun 2, 2008 (gmt 0) Following the enactment of a new New York State tax law [ webmasterworld.com], with Overstock dropping their N.Y. based affiliates from their program, they've followed suit with Amazon's legal action and filed a suit against N.Y. State on Friday.
Overstock.com has filed a lawsuit challenging a New York law that expands the state's requirements for online retailers to collect sales taxes.
The Utah-based company announced Friday that it is asking the court to issue an injunction and declare the law unconstitutional.
Overstock sues New York over Net sales tax law [ news.cnet.com]
goodroi msg:3664760 12:24 pm on Jun 2, 2008 (gmt 0)
...and the new york affiliates cheer them on and prays overstock is successful please, please, please jimsthoughts msg:3664966 4:18 pm on Jun 2, 2008 (gmt 0)
Thank you Overstock! I think I'll start shopping at Overstock more now. incrediBILL msg:3664973 4:20 pm on Jun 2, 2008 (gmt 0)
Glad to see big companies like Overstock and Amazon challenging this, seems like it would've make more sense to join in a single suit.
For those that missed it, this is related to this NY tax law change:
[ ...] webmasterworld.com migriffin msg:3665227 9:11 pm on Jun 2, 2008 (gmt 0)
I think all residents of NY should join the lawsuit too since they are the people who will ultimately be paying for this. trinorthlighting msg:3665374 12:28 am on Jun 3, 2008 (gmt 0)
This is going to hurt some good affiliates from New York. HRoth msg:3665662 11:58 am on Jun 3, 2008 (gmt 0)
We already do. Amazon has started charging NY residents sales tax.