Lawmakers eye 'Amazon tax' on Internet purchases to close budget gap - NewsTimes
They are proposing to force Amazon to collect sales taxes on any sales that are made to Connecticut residents, and arguing the flawed position of "if you have an affiliate in our state, then you have a physical presence in our state."
We know where this will go if the law is passed in the language that lawmakers are suggesting.
Amazon will cut relationships with all Connecticut-based affiliates.
If Connecticut lawmakers would use their brains on this, they could avoid the protracted legal battles that other states are fighting with Amazon over this very issue.
If you were a lawmaker in Connecticut, how would you word the legislation different than other states have done, so as not to cut your nose off to spite your face?