California Affiliate Nexus Tax will collect money, won’t help economy

Brown signs Affiliate Nexus Tax

Arnold screwed the housekeeper, Jerry screwed the entire state

I apologize for a long post, but this is something that can potentially shift an online deal to an online not-so-great-a-deal.

Recently, California governor Jerry Brown signed a measure into law that includes the affiliate nexus tax, which requires online stores (like Amazon) to collect sales tax if the affiliate is in the state.  In theory, this measure is expected to generate approximately $200 million for California.  In theory.

A measure to generate money is relatively easier to materialize into law, but in practical application does not always materialize to cash.  After all, one cannot expect politicians to understand the economics of the internet.

And here is when my governor asked the state to bend over.

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