We, the affiliates, associates, publishers and partners, have a semantics problem. We’re not on the same page.
There has been a lot of talk about the state taxes that are impacting the industry, but this issue is tough to track, since everybody seems to call it something different.
I’ve been calling it the advertising tax for quite a while, as have a number of others. Then there is the affiliate tax, the Amazon tax (popular in the media), and the Internet retail tax.
And it’s 1, 2, 3… what are we fighting for?
Seriously, if we are going to have a coordinated effort against these taxes moving forward, we should agree on a name.