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The big corps are the only ones who stand to profit.
The affiliate companies will just fire their affiliates in the state and pretty much continue business as usual
If you read between the lines, amazon is basically urging the affilliates to purchase a PO box in a different state, to have their cheque delivered.
It appears as though big corporations are behind these stupid manuevers because these big corps have brick and mortar stores that pay taxes and don't like that internet stores are tax free. So they are attempting to punish the internet retailers to gain advantage. In Illinois, it was said that Walgreen's was one of the instigators of the Illinois advertiser tax bill.
These advertiser tax bills hurt the affiliate and the state because the affiliate gets dropped and loses income and the state loses income tax revenue from affiliate. The big corps are the only ones who stand to profit.
...Everytime someone avoids paying a dollar in taxes, it is a dollar that will be recovered from some place else. Perhaps, your pocket. ...
I have removed my associates tag from all of my site's product links, but I have kept the links. Does anybody see any problem with this?