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Submission + - State of Rhode Island banned from sales (

Rand Huck writes: has now added Rhode Island to its blacklist of affiliates in response to its proposed budget changes to enforce a tax on Internet sales, which includes commissions on their affiliate program by content providers based in Rhode Island. The first state to be blacklisted was North Carolina for the same reason. If you go to a Rhode Island-based or North Carolina-based website that advertises goods as an affiliate, that website will no longer have the goods available because otherwise would be forced to pay sales tax to the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations or the State of North Carolina. The state's rationale is, if someone clicks to buy a good from via a site based in Rhode Island, it's equivalent to buying a good from a brick and mortar chain store located in Rhode Island. Opponents such as are calling the move unconstitutional.
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