December 31, 2009

Update: More states considering advertising tax

Several states are considering an advertising tax that would have devastating effects on the affiliate marketing industry, including Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maryland, Minnesota and Tennessee.

Although each state is drafting its own language and terms, this legislation all has one common thread in their attempt to define their resident affiliates as having a sales presence or “nexus” for out of state merchants in order to collect sales tax for purchases made within that state.

The Performance Marketing Association is leading our industry’s efforts to address, challenge and stop this legislation on a state-by-state basis. For more information about the advertising tax, what it might mean for your business and how you can join the fight against it, visit the PMA site at

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