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Forbes reports that has “severed “its affiliations with websites in Connecticut on Friday because of a new state tax on online purchases, retaliating against a measure that it opposed as ‘unconstitutional and counterproductive’.

“The withdrawal by the retail giant means that web retailers and other marketers in the state will no longer receive a portion of the sales for funneling customers to Amazon, which has taken the same action in four other states that approved similar taxes.

“The so-called ‘Amazon tax’ was included in budget legislation signed last month by Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, and the state expected to raise $9.4 million by collecting sales tax from online transactions for the first time. It requires Internet retailers to collect tax on sales generated through website affiliates in Connecticut.”
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