Oh, Look, Now California Has an Amazon Sales Tax, Too

I'm just back from a trip to Lake Tahoe (lovely, thanks for asking) and look what happened during my brief tenure in the Golden State. Tell us more, Los Angeles Times: Beginning Friday, a new state law will require large out-of-state retailers to collect sales taxes on purchases that their California customers make on the Internet — a prospect eased only slightly by a 1-percentage-point drop in the tax that also takes effect at the same time. Getting the taxes, which consumers typically don't … [Read more...]

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

Nexus tax states map

I'm mildly obsessed with the Amazon sales tax law I wrote about earlier in the week, which targets affiliate marketing relationships in a misguided effort to rain down money on state government. I hope you like reading about that issue. Because if not, hoo boy, are you in for a rough ride. I want to emphasize that while Amazon.com is the biggest target, because they're the major player in online sales and affiliate marketing, the impact stretches much, much further. While Amazon and … [Read more...]