What will the future hold for Amazon affiliates? || “Amazon drops California associates to avoid sales tax” http://ow.ly/5uVAJ
Amazon’s decision to drop California-based associates is just the most recent move by the online retailer to avoid having to collect and pay sales tax. Critics claim that Amazon’s immunity from sales tax in 49 of the nation’s states provides it with an unfair advantage over local and big-box retailers alike. That said I wonder how many additional states will enact legislation that will force Amazon to sever ties with local affiliates and deal a direct blow to tens-of-thousands of small businesses who survive in part due to their successful relationship with the online giant.