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How to Reinstate Amazon Associate Account in California or other Banned states

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by valueman2u, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. valueman2u

    valueman2u Newbie

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    I was recently hit with an email that Amazon has terminated all relationships with residents of CA for the new Tax Law.

    I found a quick way to fix this while you set up your LLC or whatever your research might come up for fix this permanently.

    But to get going really quick, all you need is an mail address outside of the state like NV or OR or whichever that's not banned and business friendly.

    1. Get a virtual mailbox
    2. Update that new mail address in the amazon website.
    3. Call Amazon (Google it as it's not easy to find their number on site)
    4. Tell them you relocated and they'll be happy to reactivate your account.

    You'll have to go through the PH call center for an Associate account manager and he'll more than happy to reinstate your account with different address.

    He said I may get a verification mail, but they'll email me to let me know.

    This is not a permanent solution as you may run into problems with taxes. But if you're making a good income and suddenly stops, this is a good stop gap before you setup whatever you need to setup.
     
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  2. rockstar73

    rockstar73 Junior Member

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    Great tip and you can actually just get either a virtual mailbox in Vegas for like $10 month here: http://www.maillinkplus.com/ (this is the one I use)

    or even a UPS Store mailbox in another state for around $20 month as well.

    If you want to make it look even more official you can sign up for a free Tax ID EIN number here: https://sa1.www4.irs.gov/modiein/IndividualEINClientServlet?action=StartNewAppAction

    Then you can get a bank account in the business name and even use it for tax purposes opposed to using your social.

    Disclaimer: This is not meant for Tax advice and Please consult your attorney etc... blah blah blah....
     
  3. r4d10

    r4d10 Newbie

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    As I understood it that legislation never went through. I live in CA and had my account reinstated by phone last week. Took about ten minutes. Am I missing something here?
     
  4. download

    download Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Looks like Amazon screwed over the state of California pretty hard. :D Heard this on the news a week ago and I knew Amazon was going to do this.

     
  5. puppeteers-leave-me

    puppeteers-leave-me Newbie

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    It worked great... I just would like to add the phone for Amazon Associates:
    (800)372-8066
     
  6. Tylercoon2010

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    Since they just repealed this law does this still apply? Are accounts still not accessible?
     
  7. MeetTheVirus

    MeetTheVirus Regular Member

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    You guys realize this thread happened almost a year ago, it never went through. Move it along and stop reviving old thread please :)

    FYI you gave me a minor heart attack reading it until I saw the date. THANKS :liar: