Sgt_Kickaxe - 9:55 am on Jun 30, 2011 (gmt 0)
Double no. This is most assuredly a NEW tax.
The move does not impact California e-commerce sites or California manufacturers, just website publishers who post advertisements and coupons for the retailer on their websites. Before June 29th the tax did not exist.
The media is presenting this as the Amazon Tax.
It affects all California publishers, it's aimed directly at them, in reality it has nothing to do with Amazon but only Amazon is reacting so quickly. Other affiliate programs will foot the bill, for now.
Jerry Brown and his Democrats made it law, remember that next election.