frontpage - 2:29 pm on Jun 20, 2013 (gmt 0)
Minnesota has about 5,200 affiliate online marketers who earned about $500 million in 2012 and paid $35 million in state income tax last year, she said.
For those who think this is a great idea don't understand the implications of the Minnesota law.
Under the change, which goes into effect July 1, such independent bloggers and online reviewers will be seen as giving a company a physical presence in the state.
All advertisers (not just Amazon) who show up on Minnesota websites are now subject to collecting the tax and paying it as well to the MN Department of Revenue.
Any internet ad shown in Minnesota establishes a de facto legal presence in the state for the sponsor of the ad and makes them subject to all state laws.