Amazon Cuts Affiliates in Two More States to Avoid Taxes

Amazon has severed relationships with affiliate websites in two new states — Connecticut and Arkansas — following the passage of measures that require them to charge sales tax on purchases made through affiliates, reports AP. The so-called “Amazon Tax” doesn’t typically affect sales made directly from online retailers, like Amazon or Overstock.com. In a statement, Amazon said it opposes the laws because they are “unconstitutional and counterproductive.”


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus