Special Session Bill on Internet Sales Dies in California Assembly

Bill 27, which proposed to tax certain internet sales, died in the third session of the California Assembly. The bill would have amended the definition of a retailer to include any retailer who entered into an agreement with a California resident under which the resident, for a commission or other consideration, directly or indirectly refers potential customers of tangible personal property, whether by a link or an Internet Web site or otherwise, to the retailer. A similar bill, A.B. 178, was introduced on February 2, 2009 and is still pending. (A.B. 27, died at the desk, October 26, 2009; A.B. 178, introduced in the regular session by the California Assembly n February 2, 2009)

Posted on November 23, 2009