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    Michigan Main Street Fairness Act Passed
    My impression this is still Nexus Law being passed under a different name. Starting October 1st All Retailers that has presence in Michigan is required to collect sale taxes ( my guess, they will cut their loose ends, their affiliates within the state )

    Gov. Rick Snyder signs bill to collect Internet sales tax in Michigan

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    The issue is how Michigan defines "Internet retailers with a presence in Michigan". Does the new law say that having affiliates who reside in the state is a nexus to the state, creating that presence, if the merchant has no other connection to the state? They say Amazon and Overstock are examples, and while I do not know if Amazon has any actual physical presence, I doubt that Overstock does.

    More info is needed, but it sounds like Michigan affiliates are in for trouble.
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    I stepped on a file for Michigan Retailers Association put together in Q&A format to simplify the Tax & Sale Law from Michigan Treasure :

    http://www.retailers.com/mra/legisla...Jan%202014.pdf

    According to them affiliate is considered a presence in the state. Amazon has an office and subsidiary but it is not the case with over stock.

    Yes, it seems that the affiliates in Michigan, including me are in trouble

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    Super Dawg Member Phil Kaufman aka AffiliateHound's Avatar
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    The attachment, a Q&A from the Michigan Retailer's Association, is a one-sided pile of crap, that shows no understanding whatsoever of the affiliate marketing industry.

    As in every other state that has passed a nexus law, they will have a big surprise coming when their tax revenue estimates are shown to be unrealistic once affiliates are fired.
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