We’ve all used Amazon before—but if you’re living in New York, a new(ish) law says you’ll have to pay New York sales taxes on purchases from the Seattle-based Internet retailer. Don’t worry, New Yorkers, you’re not the only one incensed: Amazon is already challenging the law.
Reuters reports that the new law, which Amazon believes is “unconstitutional, vague and overly broad,” dictates that any business selling goods with a presence in New York—including Internet-based affiliates living in New York—will have to pay New York sales tax. Or, as Reuters puts it:
Through its “Associates Program,” the company pays unaffiliated Web site operators around the country a commission if they advertise Amazon on their sites. Those ads often allow consumers to click through from the advertiser’s Web site to Amazon.com.