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Anyone Been Terminated From Affiliate Programs Cuz New Tax Laws?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by RebelMaster, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. RebelMaster

    RebelMaster Junior Member

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    Anyone from the states of NCarolina, Rhode Island, Hawaii, Conneticut and soon to be California gotten termination notices ... from Amazon and/or others yet.

    Yesterday, received termination notices from Amazon, Overstock and today from NetShops. Going to cost me several hundred dollars a month because of the stupid "nexus tax" law passed.

    Will be interesting to see how many more I receive over the next 7 days.

    Fricken clueless politicos! :damnit:

    Now need to find out best way to setup something in another state (besides moving).


    RM
     
  2. Jcsarokin

    Jcsarokin Power Member

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    Oh hell no, if they start taking people from CALI i will be PISSED! Thats bullshit, ill pay my taxes (even though i could give 2 shits about the roads) but if they stop me from even making money then there is going to be some major problems
     
  3. n00by

    n00by BANNED BANNED

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    wtf? never heard anything about this... ?!?!?!
     
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    sommerluv BANNED BANNED

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    That's what the amazon letter looks like. I guess now that they've terminated the account I can post it here :)
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    We are writing from the Amazon Associates Program to notify you that your Associates account has been closed as of June 30, 2009. This is a direct result of the unconstitutional tax collection scheme passed by the Hawaii State Legislature with an effective date of July 1. As a result, we will no longer pay any referral fees for customers referred to Amazon.com or Endless.com after June 30.

    We were forced to take this unfortunate action in anticipation of actual enactment because of the uncertainty and timing of a veto, and the possibility that a veto could be overridden. The governor has until July 15 to veto the bill but, as indicated, the bill has an effective date of July 1.

    Please be assured that all qualifying referral fees earned prior to June 30, 2009 will be processed and paid in full in accordance with our regular referral fee schedule. Based on your account closure date of June 30, 2009, any final payments will be paid by September 1, 2009.

    In the event that Hawaii's governor vetoes this tax collection scheme, and that veto is not overridden, or in the event the law eventually is repealed, we would certainly be happy to re-open our Associates program to Hawaii residents.

    The Hawaii General Assembly's website is capit ol.haw aii.gov, the governor's website is haw aii.gov/gov and additional information may be obtained from the Performance Marketing Alliance at perf[/url] ormancemarke tingalliance.com.

    We have enjoyed working with you and other Hawaii-based participants in the Amazon Associates Program, and wish you all the best in your future.


    Best Regards,

    The Amazon Associates Team
     
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  5. zebrahat

    zebrahat Elite Member

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    Ever consider just listing a different state (where the tax is not in effect) for your affiliate account? Or setting up a maildrop in that state or offshore, and forwarding mail sent there to your physical location?

    Just sayin'.
     
  6. RebelMaster

    RebelMaster Junior Member

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    Easier said than done ... But I'm thinking of doing a LLC in a nearby state and do the stuff by proxy. I don't want to travel to the state to pick up checks & check on bank accounts there.

    So far I only have terminations from affiliate programs => Amazon, NetShops, OverStock.

    Sure there will be more! heh heh


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  7. zebrahat

    zebrahat Elite Member

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    Many out of state maildrop accounts can be setup online or by mail, with no need to travel across the country (they'll mail the checks to the address you specify).