Trivia challenge - anyone know the common denominator between all the states that imposed the tax requirement on Amazon associates?
Let's see, what do all these states have in common besides causing a net exodus of businesses to more business friendly states?
1) New York 2) California 3) Illinois 4) Rhode Island 5) Hawaii
Whatever could it be? Hmmmm...
What was the genesis of the tax to begin with?
Oh, disgraced former Democrat NY Governor, Elliott Spitzer.
The issue is collection of sales taxes – several states are trying tactics developed by then Governor Elliot Spitzer in New York to try to force Amazon to collect sales taxes on online sales made in their states.