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do you live in NC?

Postby painternc » Wed Jun 17, 2009 5:34 am

I just got this notice from Amazon saying I can no longer be an Associate because of NC tax legislation being passed. Is anyone else aware of this? If Amazon is doing this I think there will be others.
Nan

We regret to inform you that the North Carolina state legislature (the General Assembly) appears ready to enact an unconstitutional tax collection scheme that would leave Amazon.com little choice but to end its relationships with North Carolina-based Associates. You are receiving this e-mail because our records indicate that you are an Amazon Associate and resident of North Carolina.
Please note that this is not an immediate termination notice and you are still a valued participant in the Associates Program. All referral fees earned on qualified traffic will continue to be paid as planned.

But because the new law is drafted to go into effect once enacted – which could happen in the next two weeks – we will have to terminate the participation of all North Carolina residents in the Amazon Associates program on or before that same day. After the termination day, we will no longer pay any referral fees for customers referred to Amazon.com or Endless.com nor will we accept new applications for the Associates program from North Carolina residents.

The unfortunate consequences of this legislation on North Carolina residents like you were explained in detail to key senators and representatives in Raleigh, including the leadership of the Senate, House, and both chambers’ finance committees. Other states, including Maryland, Minnesota, and Tennessee, considered nearly identical schemes, but rejected these proposals largely because of the adverse impact on their states’ residents.

The North Carolina General Assembly’s website is http://www.ncleg.net/, and additional information may be obtained from the Performance Marketing Alliance at http://www.performancemarketingalliance.com/.

We thank you for being part of the Amazon Associates program, and we will apprise you of the General Assembly’s action on this matter.


Sincerely,

Amazon.com
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Postby terrapin719 » Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:43 am

Wow, this is the first I've heard of this happening. You'll just have to move up here to Virginia and be my neighbor -lol- (no really, the house 2 doors down is for sale or rent!)
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Postby angienewton » Wed Jun 17, 2009 10:16 am

Hmm I haven't heard about this. That's horrible. Did this notice come direct from Amazon?
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