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Say NO To Internet Retail Tax In Your State

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The internet retail tax being proposed in Congress WILL take money out of your pocket if you receive income from affiliate advertisers such as affiliate program promotions!

I received a notice from  Amazon that reads..

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.


I also received this email today from Commission Junction..

Dear North Carolina Publisher,

North Carolina’s budget tax bill now includes “affiliate nexus” language. Commission Junction is opposed to the Internet retail tax in general, and we strongly encourage you to send a letter of opposition to Senator David W. Hoyle, Senator Daniel G. Clodfelter and Senator Clark Jenkins.

Please visit this page and scroll to the North Carolina Internet Retail Tax section to find a template you can use and modify accordingly for your email as well as the Senators’ email addresses.

Let’s join together to oppose this bill!


The Commission Junction Team

I live in North Carolina.   But there are several other states who are proposing this bill and following suit.  I strongly suggest you visit the sites listed in this post and grab the email template provided and send to the appropriate senators in your state ASAP.  Doing so could prevent a major income from being taken from your pocket!

DO THIS NOW —  Do your part to STOP internet retail tax in your state — Don’t lose your affiliate and/or advertiser income!

You may want to start here:  http://www.cj.com/news/internet_tax.html

Please refer others to this blog by providing a link from your blog or website to help spread the word.

Also feel free to post any helpful resources in the “comments”.

Thank you.