Online advertising leader Commission Junction has created a new Facebook group dedicated to California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who recently vetoed an “Internet Advertising Tax” bill for the State of California. The decision was prompted by threats from e-commerce giants Overstock.com and Amazon.com, who planned to pull their affiliate advertising from California following passage of the bill.
Taxes on internet advertising have been a hot topic for a while. Although Amazon and Overstock are safe in California, they haven’t fared so well in the state of New York, where the so-called “Amazon Tax” has been passed and upheld. Because of the bill, Amazon was ordered to being collecting taxes on sales made in New York, and Overstock bailed on the state completely. So far, the majority of states have yet to pass similar legislation. Check out and join CJ’s Facebook page here: Thank You Arnold!