Amazon retaliates against Vermont sales tax law

Via Inc. has barred Vermont residents and companies from earning money by referring customers to the Amazon website — a response, the company says, to a Vermont tax law.

Vermonters participating in the Amazon Associates program were notified by email Tuesday of their immediate termination. Vermont is one of six states whose residents are ineligible for the program, according to an Amazon Web page.

An email to Amazon associates in the state called the move “a direct result of Vermont’s state tax collection legislation.” Read More

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