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    Advocate mellie's Avatar
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    Update on Tennessee Affiliate Tax Bills
    Tennessee Internet tax bills (SB1741 and HB1947) were referred to committees and will be heard on 4/15.

    SB 1741 S. Tax Sub Committee of F,W&M. cal. for 04/15/2009
    HB 1947 Budget of FW&M for 04/15/2009

    If you're in Tennessee, verify that the committees will hear testimony and see if you can attend.


    http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/Bill...lNumber=SB1741
    Last edited by mellie; April 10th, 2009 at 07:51 AM. Reason: added link to bill status
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    Just to be sure everyone knows.

    From http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/106/Fiscal/SB1741.pdf :

    • According to the Department of Revenue (DOR), out-of-state dealers with commissioned representatives in this state, who merely solicits sales for such dealers, and whereby customers pay dealers directly, does not make such dealers responsible for sales tax unless they have some form of traditional nexus in the state.
    • DOR acknowledges that this bill seems to require out-of-state dealers to be responsible for sales tax and infer that the existence of the commissioned representatives creates a sufficient physical presence or nexus enabling the department to require registration of the dealer under certain circumstances. However, the Department has indicated that this bill alone would not be deemed sufficient for broadening the definition of traditional physical nexus in order for the department to require registration by such dealers. As a result, any increase to state revenue is considered to be not significant.

    Though this may mean it should have little effect on affiliates, education is key to ensure that.
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    Just bumping this up because hearing is today. Will post if I hear anything.
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    In Senate - SB 1741 has been moved to next calendar and in House of Representaives HB 1947 taken off today's calendar.
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    Apparently no one in Tn keeps up here but you Mel... So to speak.

    Thanks for the update.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin
    Apparently no one in Tn keeps up here but you Mel... So to speak.

    Thanks for the update.
    Maybe I am a Tennessee gal at heart lol

    SB 1741 now on calendar 4/22.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin
    Apparently no one in Tn keeps up here but you Mel... So to speak.

    Thanks for the update.
    And this Minnesota Affiliate who likes to keep up with the news affecting affilaites across the country.

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    Once again hearings scheduled for this week on both bills.
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    Dear Affiliates,

    Buy.com currently charges sales tax in the following states:

    California
    Massachusetts
    Tennessee
    New York

    Buy.com already charges state tax in TN, so if this bill passes (i hope it doesnt) Buy.com welcomes all TN based affiliates!

    Please reach me directly - melissa@buy.com (melissa at buy dot com) if you have any questions!

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    Quote Originally Posted by affiliatemanager
    Buy.com already charges state tax in TN, so if this bill passes (i hope it doesnt) Buy.com welcomes all TN based affiliates!
    Wow, I did not know that. Why? Just curious. Thanks!
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    More Taxes?
    Hello All,

    I have just started visiting the board again and am very concerned about the Tax grab.

    I have signed a petition already. I will add the link sometime today after I look through the forums a little bit better.

    Melissa thanks for keeping us up to date on things.

    I have recently retired and started building Travel sites so Buy.com doesn't really work for me. But I do have a friend that I will suggest you too.

    Have a good day and lets keep the tax grabbers off the Internet.

    Smokin Joe

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