Overstock Follows Amazon, Cuts Affiliate Advertisers

Salt Lake City-based is following the lead of, and is cutting affiliates in California, Hawaii, North Carolina, and Rhode Island, after Amazon cut its affiliates in a number of those states in protest of laws which hope to collect state sales tax on internet purchases, if those retailers had affiliates in those states. Overstock said that it sent notices to all of its affiliates in those states, citing the eminent passage of laws on tax collection. Both and have lawsuits against the state of New York over its own version of laws forcing Internet retailers with affiliates to pay local sales taxes.