Colorado Internet Sales Tax - HB-1193

Posted on January 27, 2010 03:28 PM by Joel Comm

The Colorado state legislature is considering placing a tax on all online ecommerce conducted for state residents.

HB-1193, if passed, will have a dramatic affect on affiliate sales of goods and services for those affiliates and merchants conducting business in Colorado.

We received a letter from, one of our affiliate partners.

You can read this letter along with other relevant information related to this issue on the blog at Colorado Internet Tax

Once again, government has absolutely no clue about what to do to encourage business growth. Instead of getting out of the way and allowing businesses to do what they do best, they interfere and cause even greater problems.

My friend, Rob McNealy, is running for a seat on Colorado's 6th Congressional District. He is fed up with an over-reaching government and is pledging to fight for our rights.

I encourage you to check out his site at Rob McNealy for Congress.

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6 Comments For This Post

  1. Paul Roekle Says:


    This will greatly impact Colorado affiliate as well as Overstock as a company. I agree, the government should stay out of the way of businesses - this will surely hinder growth.


  2. Connie Sanders Says:

    God Bless you for having the Guts to speak out and supply links to educate people about what is happening to us. The sad part is that our children do not have a clue. They don't watch the news and are so busy with their lives, as we were at their age, they do not know or understand what is going on.

    We should come up with a plan to reach our youth. A real, organized plan!

    My son is in the Navy, is educated, and has been in for 10 years. His attitude is shifting to the left because of the attitudes of his less educated team mates. His attitude is also being shaped by government propaganda.

    I just want to shake him by the shoulders and say wake up and look around. Smell the roses! Think! Question!

    We need to reach out to these kids. They are giving their "all" and our government is miss-representing, and Minipulating our children.

  3. Nimit kashyap Says:

    This not the right step, already FTC guidelines made it hard for affiliate to make money.

  4. Chris Says:

    Govenor Ritter has no clue what he is doing. He has no financial understanding of the importance of small businesses and their impact the economy. It's very sad that things have gotten so far.

  5. Carlos Says:

    A year ago, in order to more easily move to San Diego from Canada, I made the decision to sell or otherwise get rid of most everything I had and reduce it all down to what could fit inside two suitcases. A radical step to be sure but one I have not regretted one bit.

    I sold my Suburban truck, gave away or sold all my posesions, and made the move with God's help (an incredible story in and of itself).

    But one nice thing about living simply like I still am is that I can flexibly move elsewhere if the need arises to do so. I am not weighed down by the usual smattering of worldly possessions that most people have. Not that I am against such per se. Rather it's that I don't need or want so much stuff in my life at this point.

    I believe things in the U.S. are going to get worse. Much worse. Not before they get better. Just worse.

    One of the reasons I am entirely focused on making a living over the internet is that I want the flexibility to go and live in South America.

    I feel for those of you that are "stuck" where you are. That see the direction the U.S. is going and can't do a whole lot about it.

    But...for those of you that can it might be worthwhile to make backup plans to move elsewhere. At the very least to another, less regulatory state to live in. If things get really bad.

    It always pays to be prepared. Internet marketing is certainly a vehicle to allow us to do just that. Live anywhere with an internet connection.

    I like that.


  6. Shane Lowry Says:

    It's only a matter of time before other states follow NY.

    I don't begrudge tax, to a certain extent. However it is going to make life more complicated at least to begin with.

    Amazon seems to be taking a close look at this and I'll be keeping my eye on them as more states try to impose these internet taxes.


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Joel Comm is an Internet entrepreneur who has been online for over 20 years. In 1995, Joel launched, a family-friendly portal to the web which enjoys thousands of visitors each day. Joel is the co-creator of, which was acquired by Yahoo! in 1997, and now goes by the name Yahoo! Games. Since then, Joel's company, InfoMedia, Inc., has launched dozens of web sites which offer online shopping, free stuff, website reviews and more. Joel is the author of many popular books, including the NY Times Best-Seller, The AdSense Code. He regularly makes appearances at Internet marketing conferences and seminars.
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