“I don’t think they’re (Amazon) a particularly good corporate citizen,” said Darnell, who like other affiliates was cut off by Amazon. “We all live in the system and contribute to the state...”
Exactly, Mr Artiste. Keep bowing to the state. And Amazon is trying to save their millions of customers from paying up to 10% more on purchases. To do it, because of this twisted double-taxation law, they had to cut off a relatively tiny percentage of affiliates, most of whom will not be severely impacted.
Amazon had a choice: screw our customers or screw the government. I think they made the right choice and a gutsy one.
The only customers subject to the tax would be the California customers. Those of other states would not be taxed.
We have had a law like this in Tennessee for ever.