These are my links for March 4th from 14:04 to 15:26:
- Video: Staring at Breasts Increases Heart Health | Flap’s Blog – FullosseousFlap’s Dental Blog – Video: Staring at Breasts Increases Heart Health #tcot #catcot
- Flap’s Dentistry Blog: VA Dentist Implicated in Unhygienic Dental Practice and Spread of Hepatitis Receives Raise in 2010 – VA Dentist Implicated in Unhygienic Dental Practice and Spread of Hepatitis Receives Raise in 2010
- Amazon.com: State stands up to anti-tax attack – Amazon.com: State stands up to anti-tax attack
- Amazon.com: State stands up to anti-tax attack – Is Amazon.com getting nervous?
How else to explain its intemperate letter threatening to put more than 10,000 Californians out of work should the state even think about enforcing the collection of unpaid sales taxes on Amazon and other Internet retailers?
"I'm not surprised by what Amazon's done," said Board of Equalization Chairwoman Betty Yee. "I think it's their way of getting California to back off."
Support has been growing for legislation, backed by Yee, that would clear the way to collect an estimated $1.145 billion in unpaid taxes that out-of-state online merchants such as Amazon, and catalog houses such L.L. Bean, have thus far successfully evaded.
"If any of these new tax collection schemes were adopted, Amazon would be compelled to end its advertising relationships with well over 10,000 California-based participants in the Amazon 'Associates Program,' " the company wrote to a receptive Republican tax board member, George Runner.
The "associates," or affiliates, get a cut of every sale Amazon makes to customers via a click-through from affiliates' websites.
"Amazon has made it clear to me that the checks they send Californians will be cut off overnight if pending legislation aimed at regulating their operations becomes law," said Runner, one of the elected board's five members.
Read it all.
If the legislation receives 2/3rds I will be amazed and then the legal battle commences.
The nexus issue will be long fought in the federal appellate courts.