Category: Advertising-Nexus Tax

Have “Amazon Taxes” Benefited Any States?

By , July 26, 2011

For the past month, I’ve been trying to find evidence of any benefits earned by states which have enacted an Advertising-Nexus Tax Law (“Amazon Tax”). Even after appealing for help from many sources, I’ve failed to identify any benefit. Except for New York, no states have collected any additional sales taxes due to these laws, which have reduced the states’ income-tax revenue and jobs.

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As Expected, Amazon Terminated Its California “Associates” (including me)

By , June 30, 2011

As expected, yesterday terminated its advertising relationship with 25,000 California web publishers, including me, after Gov. Brown signed an “Advertising-Nexus Tax Law,” which would use advertising relationships as a “hook” to try to force Amazon and other out-of-state retailers to collect California Sales Tax.  I’ve posted separately about this on my separate blog for

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Damages From the Illinois “Advertising-Nexus” law

By , March 11, 2011

Illinois enacted an “Advertising-Nexus” tax law yesterday, triggering some serious negative consequences — while collecting no additional sales taxes. Here’s a quick summary of the law’s impact:

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Sales Tax Fairness, Advertising-Nexus Laws, and Common Sense

By , March 6, 2011

One of the “Advertising Nexus” tax bills (pending in the California legislature) is scheduled for hearing tomorrow (Monday) in Sacramento.  Yesterday, I found this editorial on the American Booksellers’ web site,  and was annoyed enough to write this reply: Read more »

North Carolina’s Advertising-Nexus Sales Tax Law

By , July 29, 2009

It now appears almost certain that North Carolina will become the third state (after New York and Rhode Island) to enact a blatantly unconstitutional “Advertising-Nexus” law, attempting to force out-of-state merchants to collect sales tax if they pay in-state web publishers for advertising.  Although Amazon responded to New York’s secret, retroactive enactment of the law in 2008 by collecting sales taxes from New York residents, the laws are having perverse effects in Rhode Island and North Carolina. Read more »

Should All Merchants Adopt the “New York Solution” (Advertising-Nexus Tax Laws)

By , July 9, 2009

Okay, I’m going to leap out on a ledge and suggest something that none of us (in the “affiliate marketing” community) like: Merchants should seriously consider adopting the “New York Solution” for all of their web publishers, whether located in an “Advertising-Nexus” state or not. Read more »

California’s Amazon Tax: AB 178, Sales Tax, and Web Publishers

By , February 28, 2009

California is considering a bill which would effectively terminate advertising by out-of-state merchants on web publications owned by Californians. Read more »

What to Call It? “Amazon Tax” or “Advertising-Nexus Tax Law”

By , January 7, 2009

What should we (web publishers, merchants, and others in the affiliate-marketing industry) call the unconstitutional law which NY enacted (and which RI, NC, HI, CA, TN, CT, and MN are considering)? Read more »

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