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Amazon...Here We Go Again???

  1. DzyMsLizzy profile image97
    DzyMsLizzyposted 5 years ago

    Just saw on tonight's news that it's "on again" about California insisting on collecting sales tax from purchases direct from Amazon (as opposed to their out-of-state vendors), starting tomorrow!  (9-15-12)

    Gee--seems to me the last time that went down, Amazon unceremoniously dumped each and every one of its affiliates here in the "Golden State."  Are they going to do it again???? 

    I'm not especially amused, but, in any case, I guess it's no skin off my nose, personally, as I have yet to even make enough to get paid.  They hardly figure into the income I get from HP.  But, I just thought I'd throw this out, for anyone else who might be affected, and who did not see the news item.
    Link below:
    http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2012/0 … -saturday/

  2. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    Actually Amazon has already given up and started paying tax in many states, as they should. No doubt they will pay sales tax in all states eventually and we will be back to a level playing field.

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image97
      DzyMsLizzyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Well, good.  I wonder why that wasn't in the news item?

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    DigbyAdamsposted 5 years ago

    The only place that Amazon pays state sales taxes is in states where they have a physical presence that does not include affiliates. By that I mean warehouses and distribution centers. Even an online company requires some physical plant. They have NOT given up. This also affects much more than Amazon. Affiliates in CA can expect to lose hundreds of merchants, while they keep Amazon. Most serious affiliates know that Amazon is one of the worst to deal with in terms of return days and commission. Amazon has built a distribution center in CA so they will have to pay a sales tax no matter what the law does.

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    DigbyAdamsposted 5 years ago

    It wasn't a news item because the only ones who get hurt is the affiliate. All other companies "fire" their affiliates so no one has to pay a sales tax. Because the company has no physical presence in the state. Seriously if you're going to be in affiliate marketing, then you should start reading about this. Start with the stuff at the Performance Marketing Association. Affiliates in several states have defeated this type of law by educating and lobbying their state reps.