I'm kinda hoped that this debate would simply "vanish " when it popped up in late 2007, but because it hasn't gone away, and the economic woes continue... It's become in issue they we all must become aware of, and stay aware of...
Thousand of businesses are considering the headaches of compliance with this tax proposal, and about 200 or more businesses have eliminated their Affiliate Programs because of this-- Overstock has the dubious distinction of being the first major site to do so.
Many Affiliate Marketers often work for minimal commissions, even though their marketing efforts might take maximum outlays of resources and time.
When Affiliate Marketers lose a program, it often causes a chain reaction of losses across the spectrum of online networking-- as well as a loss of a revenue stream for the individual affiliate and his/her sub-affiliates.
A debate that is not well studied by those who are affected the most is, in effect, a debate behind "Closed Doors ".
The effects of a wide-ranging decision to impose sales taxes across the board on all businesses, no matter what state they operate from is truly one whose business-killing effects won't have the decency to stay behind those same doors.
I can safely assure you of that....