MO residents no longer able to be amazon affiliate

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This is the email I got from : no-reply @

Greetings from the Amazon Associates Program.

We are writing from the Amazon Associates Program to notify you that your Associates account will be closed and your Amazon Services LLC Associates Program Operating Agreement will be terminated effective August 27, 2013. This is a direct result of the unconstitutional Missouri state tax collection legislation passed by the state legislature and signed by Governor Nixon on July 5, 2013, with an effective date of August 28, 2013. As a result, we will no longer pay any advertising fees for customers referred to an Amazon Site after August 27 nor will we accept new applications for the Associates Program from Missouri residents.

Please be assured that all qualifying advertising fees earned prior to August 28, 2013 will be processed and paid in full in accordance with your regular advertising fee schedule. Based on your account closure date of August 27, 2013, any final payments will be paid by October 31, 2013.

While we oppose this unconstitutional state legislation, we strongly support the federal Marketplace Fairness Act now pending before Congress. Congressional legislation is the only way to create a simplified, constitutional framework to resolve interstate sales tax issues and it would allow us to re-open our Associates program to Missouri residents.

We thank you for being part of the Amazon Associates Program, and look forward to re-opening our program when Congress passes the Marketplace Fairness Act.


The Amazon Associates Team

I can't believe this, I make most of my money with amazon!
#account #affiliate #amazon #longer #residents
  • Profile picture of the author Murphysmurfy
    This has been going on for a while now.

    As they say, "Don't put all your eggs in one basket!"

    Also, why is this in the CPA section?
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  • Profile picture of the author Jen Eick
    CpvTrafficPro, I received the same message. I was stunned.
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  • Profile picture of the author GeneralGadget
    Thought I throw in my lifesaver too.

    Skimlinks -

    By the way, best guess to why viglinks can't do business with those banned states is because viglinks in located in the U.S.A. thus they are obligated by U.S. laws/regulations in accordance with Amazon.

    Skimlinks on the other hand is NOT in the U.S. They are headquartered in the U.K. thus they are not obligated to Amazon/U.S. rules per se.
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    • Profile picture of the author ChaletDM
      Hi All,

      Unfortunately Skimlinks is also no longer an option...I got an email from them as well...
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  • Profile picture of the author AlexGeorge
    That's a shame, I promote offers from a number of different affiliate networks in case something like this were to happen. I make some money from Amazon, although it isn't my primary source of income.
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