Amazon terminating these relationships may ultimately be no big loss for the company, but it surely doesn't make for good press.

Of course this issue isn't just relevant to Amazon. ( OSTK) is also going head-to-head with states, recently dumping its affiliate program in Illinois, which will end on May 1.

What do you think? Should Amazon be forced to collect sales taxes? Take our poll and see what TheStreet readers are saying....

Should Amazon be required to collect sales tax in every state in which it does business?

Yes -- It's unfair to locally owned stores if Amazon is exempt from charging sales tax.
No -- I want my Amazon purchases to be as cheap as possible.

--Written by Jeanine Poggi in New York.

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