Are the latest California tax increases going to harm Cal Exotics

B8trDude B8trDude
The California Legislature is working overtime to kill the state. Today, they have just passed a new law where they're going to tax Internet businesses. While this impact Cal Exotics? For example, Amazon just canceled the accounts of all of their affiliates in California in order to avoid having to charge the outlandish sales taxes now being required.
06/30/2011
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The fed is doing this also, killing anyone who has money. From business owners to wealthy individuals. It has been killing the country for years. Just look at the job market today.
07/01/2011
Wondermom Wondermom
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Originally posted by B8trDude
The California Legislature is working overtime to kill the state. Today, they have just passed a new law where they're going to tax Internet businesses. While this impact Cal Exotics? For example, Amazon just canceled the accounts of all of their ... More
we lost our affiliate status from amazon in IL as well, so far it hasn't really hurt anything
07/01/2011
Al Bloom Al Bloom
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Originally posted by Wondermom
we lost our affiliate status from amazon in IL as well, so far it hasn't really hurt anything
We do not sell retail ourselves, so on that side, it won't hurt us....but, most everyone who retails our products on the web either in CA or shipping into CA will be hurt, which will trickle back to us. On the other hand, brick and morter stores in CA have had to collect sales tax all along, so in that regard, it will level the playing field a bit. I have not read the entire bill, but I do understand that businesses that do under a certain dollar in sales (I think it's $500,000.00 per year) are exempt. So, the smaller merchants won't be affected, just the big guys. You know, I'm an internet shopper myself, and I don't pay attention to tax or no tax....but I do for free shipping or no free shipping. We may all be agreeing with happyhomesschoolingmom ...no effect.
07/01/2011
B8trDude B8trDude
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Originally posted by Al Bloom
We do not sell retail ourselves, so on that side, it won't hurt us....but, most everyone who retails our products on the web either in CA or shipping into CA will be hurt, which will trickle back to us. On the other hand, brick and morter stores ... More
That's good to hear. I do shop on the Internet though in order to save money (which can often be a substantial savings). With the number of smaller business shutting their doors, the amount of competition is also dwindling. Many shopping centers are beginning to look like ghost towns around here. I've done quite a bit of business with Amazon and am unhappy about losing my affiliate with them. I would imagine that CalExotic's products are often sold on the Internet - especially through great places like EF. I'm glad to hear, however, that you don't anticipate a decrease in sales.
07/06/2011
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