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Similar to a move made in Illinois a few months ago, Amazon has shut down its Associates program in Connecticut after the state imposed a sales tax measure that would tax any purchases made online starting July 1
You can plan for that by moving your family to a more friendly environment for advertisers and affiliates (WHO SELL NO PRODUCTS ANYWAY, uncle sam).
You can plan for that by moving your family to a more friendly environment for advertisers and affiliates
First, states voluntarily join the Streamlined Sales Tax Agreement by adopting its provisions as state law and conforming to the tax administration procedures set for by the Agreement. Second, interstate retailers voluntarily register with the Project’s online system. Sellers only register once and are thenceforth obligated to collect and remit sales taxes to member states when they sell products to residents of those states.
The Agreement reduces the administrative burden of tax compliance by focusing on two main goals: uniformity and simplification. The Agreement promotes uniformity in multistate sales tax collection at five levels: terminology, tax bases, registration, sourcing, and reporting. It simplifies sales tax collection and reporting by focusing on four areas: limited tax rates, seller liability for incorrectly reported exemptions, simplified tax forms, and electronic tax remittances. Additionally, it provides for sales tax software that, if used, would provide immunity to users from audits and corresponding liability.
bwnbwn: I am almost positive all states are working on this.
JackieBlue: Remember, when rebelled against Britain and won, we became 13 countries who relunctantly gave up some sovernty when the constitution went into effect.
diberry: As I stated above, even extremely business friendly Republican TN ...
I'm beginning to think that these affiliate program shutdowns are more about Amazon deciding they no longer need the affiliates and using the tax issue as a handy excuse to dump them than they are about the tax issue itself.
But for now, my guess is it's still worthwhile to them, but not at the expense of the accounting, administration and theoretical lost sales* Amazon would have to deal with if they complied with the states.
*I say theoretical because maybe it's just the area I'm in, but paying sales tax won't change my Amazon shopping habits a bit. Not unless the stores in my area want to start stocking a decent selection at affordable prices... which of course they won't.
Maybe the stores can't start stocking a decent selection at affordable prices because of their "expense of the account, administration and theoretical lost sales."
got to find a new book affiliation, any idea?
I'm curious, will your links still work and you will just not get paid? Or do the links break? If they are collecting money from your links and not paying you, that really is unethical.
Aleksi: need to correct. You rebelled against British Central Bank. Then you rebeled against it another 3 or 4 times, and unfortunately lost completely in 1913 with the creation of "Federal" "Reserve" "Bank" (which is a private cartel, neither Federal, nor Reserve, and not even a Bank, who prints dollars for a fee whic his rolled as debt, which is why US is in a permanent debt).
Educate yourself, and hopefully there will be enough educated folks to REBEL (at least against another tax) this time around.