Tax Commissioner Peterson’s Statement on Amazon Action:
Amazon has precipitously cut advertising contacts with Vermont online companies. Amazon’s regrettable actions have nothing to do with the cloud issue, which refers to sales tax on some software. Instead, Amazon purported to act on the basis of Vermont’s “click through advertising” law; a law that was passed in order to put pressure on Congress to enact the Marketplace Fairness Act – legislation Amazon publicly supports – and level the playing field for Main Street businesses. The Governor has been outspoken in urging Congress to act.
Vermont’s click through law only takes effect upon adoption of similar laws by 1/3 of the states which have a sales tax. The Attorney General makes the determination of when that trigger has been met, and has issued no opinion on the matter.
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