Connecticut Taxes

Dan Malloy(1) Has Connecticut taken a hard turn to the left?

(2) Connecticut About To Adopt Amazon Internet Sales Tax

(2a) Tax Hikes On Cars, Planes, Jewelry and Drags In Connecticut Budget

(3) Negotiator for CT State Employees Brags: ‘They Want to Know How We Did It’

(3a) The ‘Anti-Christie’: What Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy’s tax hike plan tells us about liberal governance.

(4) Democratic Governors (Heart) Taxes

(5) Amazon.com

From: Amazon.com Associates Program

Subject: Notice of Contract Termination Due to New Connecticut Law

Hello,

For well over a decade, the Amazon Associates Program has worked with thousands of Connecticut residents. Unfortunately, the budget signed by Governor Malloy contains a sales tax provision that compels us to terminate this program for Connecticut-based participants effective immediately. It specifically imposes the collection of taxes from consumers on sales by online retailers – including but not limited to those referred by Connecticut-based affiliates like you – even if those retailers have no physical presence in the state.

We opposed this new tax law because it is unconstitutional and counterproductive. It was supported by big-box retailers, most of which are based outside Connecticut, that seek to harm the affiliate advertising programs of their competitors. Similar legislation in other states has led to job and income losses, and little, if any, new tax revenue. We deeply regret that we must take this action.

As a result of the new law, contracts with all Connecticut residents participating in the Amazon Associates Program will be terminated today, June 10, 2011. Those Connecticut residents will no longer receive advertising fees for sales referred to Amazon.com, Endless.com, MYHABIT.COM or SmallParts.com. Please be assured that all qualifying advertising fees earned on or before today, June 10, 2011, will be processed and paid in full in accordance with the regular payment schedule.

Regards,

The Amazon Associates Team

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