- I got this notice today from Amazon, I would like to thank our newly elected Governor John Bel Edwards for this shortsighted idea to get more blood from Louisiana Citizens. Not to mention former Governor Bobby Jindal for being so damn useless to put us this far behind the 8-ball.
Greetings from the Amazon Associates Program:
We’re writing to inform you that the Louisiana state legislature has passed, and Governor John Bel Edwards has signed, a bill to establish tax nexus and impose tax collection requirements, which is forcing Amazon.com to end its advertising relationships with all Louisiana-based associates. You are receiving this email because our records indicate that you are a resident of Louisiana. If our records are incorrect, please update the details of your Associates account here before March 25, 2016 to avoid termination.
Please note that this is not an immediate termination notice and you are still a valued participant in the Amazon Associates Program. However, if this bill is not repealed or overturned prior to going into effect April 1, we will no longer pay any advertising fees for sales referred to Amazon.com or its subsidiaries, and we will not be able to accept new applications for the Amazon Associates Program from Louisiana residents.
The unfortunate consequences of this legislation affecting Louisiana residents like you were explained to the Louisiana legislature, including Senate and House leadership, as well as to the governor’s staff.
Over a dozen other states have considered essentially identical legislation but have rejected these proposals largely because of the adverse impact on their states’ residents.
Should you feel the need to voice your opinion directly, Governor Edwards’ office may be reached here.
We thank you for being part of the Amazon Associates Program, and wish you continued success in the future.
The Amazon Associates Team
- I wonder if Google and YouTube will be next.
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