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Amazon Affiliate Program drops Connecticut residents

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on 06/11/2011

Effective today, June 10th. I happened to be on the Amazon forum discussion board when I saw this. Don't know if it impacts anyone here. This is the copied text: 


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

We opposed this new tax law because it is unconstitutional and counterproductive. It was supported by big-box retailers, most of which are based outside Connecticut, 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 we must take this action.

As a result of the new law, contracts with all Connecticut residents participating in the Amazon Associates Program will be terminated today, June 10, 2011. Those Connecticut residents will no longer receive advertising fees for sales referred to,, MYHABIT.COM or 

on 06/13/2011

I so sorry to see this happening. There are more and more states are lookig for revenue and Amazon is opting out,so to speak. I hope this isn't coming to my state.Surprised

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