There are efforts underway to repeal the affiliate tax in New York, according to Linda Buquet of 5 Star Affiliate Marketing Blogs.
I haven’t been able to locate anything on this in the news wires, but Linda shared the following from a press release she received on the matter:
“The New York state Senate has voted to repeal the controversial “Amazon Tax” that went into effect last month requiring out-of-state Internet merchants with affiliate sellers in the state to collect sales tax. But it is unclear whether the repeal measure will be approved by the state Assemblyâ€¦
Senators voted 44-18 to approve S.B. 8638 on June 24, the day after the measure was introduced by the Senate Rules Committee. The bill would immediately repeal the month-old taxâ€¦
The repeal legislation has passed the Senate and has been assigned to the House Ways and Means Committee, but prospects for further action are uncertain because the bill has yet to find a Democratic sponsor in the Assembly.”
I’ll provide updates as I find them.