Affiliate Marketers Paying Price on Internet Tax Fight

Caught in the crossfire of the nationwide fight over Internet sales taxes are a large but rarely examined part of the Internet economy, affiliate marketers. For example, last March, Gov. Pat Quinn of Illinois signed House Bill 3659, a so-called affiliate nexus tax that would require out-of-state retailers that advertise through Illinois-based Internet marketing “affiliates” like FatWallet to collect and remit Illinois sales tax.