Saturday, March 12, 2011

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Thousands of Illinois resident no longer allow to represent or make a income through their "Amazon Associates Program"

This is part of the e-mail I recent received the other, as they pull the plug on many individuals income. I know its not Amazon fault, but I believe with some associate, who's income is being generated by this program.....should have a choice. Then allow what ever tax needed to be implied by choice of the associated.  I'm just saying!"

Program for well over a decade, the Amazon Associates Program has worked with thousands of Illinois residents. Unfortunately, a new state tax law signed by Governor Quinn compels us to terminate this program for Illinois-based participants. It specifically imposes the collection of taxes from consumers on sales by online retailers - including but not limited to those referred by Illinois-based affiliates like you - even if those retailers have no physical presence in the state.

We had opposed this new tax law because it is unconstitutional and counterproductive. It was supported by national retailing chains, most of which are based outside Illinois, that seek to harm the affiliate advertising programs of their competitors. Similar legislation in other states has led to job and income losses, and little, if any, new tax revenue. We deeply regret that its enactment forces this action.

   As a result of the new law, contracts with all Illinois affiliates of the Amazon Associates Program will be terminated and those Illinois residents will no longer receive advertising fees for sales referred to,, or

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