More on Amazon Sales Tax: It’s Not Just Amazon! (Updated!)

While Amazon and Overstock.com generated news coverage for terminating their affiliate contracts in Arkansas, there’s a longer list of retail companies that are pulling up stakes in the state. You can thank to Gov. Mike Beebe and the Arkansas legislature, who enacted the state’s Amazon sales tax law in April.

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So Who’s Getting Screwed by the Arkansas Amazon Tax Law? The Little Guys.

Ten days ago, Amazon.com announced they were shutting down their affiliate programs in Arkansas in response to a new state law that requires online retailers to collect sales taxes. So who’s going to pay the price for this new law? The affiliates themselves — mostly small online operators who refer business to Amazon and other sellers through links and are paid a percentage of the sale.

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