dibbern2 - 7:53 pm on Jun 30, 2011 (gmt 0)
Sorry, iB, you are right. I regret getting political.
I have a suggestion for those who are seeking relief, based in that I went through this in my state.
This whole issue was initiated by the brick & mortars who saw online sales as having an unfair no-sales-tax advantage. They lobbied heavily in state legislatures for what everyone is calling the Amazon Law, even though it applies to many more affiliate programs. As we all now know, their efforts at putting on the pressure were sometimes successful.
Lobbyists (sic?) are expensive. So I believe, in an effort to get the most return for the investment, the b&m's put their dollars where they had the most to gain; i.e., the biggest retail areas; i.e., where they had the most stores.
So you get the A-Law in Illinois, but not in South Dakota. Same goes for Connecticut, but not Maine. And California, but not in Utah.
My suggestion is: if you are going to establish a legal/corporate residence in a new state (where there are no A-Laws) don't jump from one big metro area into another one. I would bet that those are on the target list for the next round of lobbying. Move instead, if you can, to a state that is mostly Agricultural or wilderness. Those are the poorest targets for future lobby $$ to pressure the state governments.
It is neither difficult or expensive to pursue this course of action.
Of course, a copy-cat craze could take hold and cut accross the whole country. Then all bets are off.