The email that thousands of Affiliate Marketers in Illinois hoped would come – finally did.
Amazon revised their terms as such:
November 20, 2013 version – full link here
“In addition, if at any time following your enrollment in the Program you become a resident of Arkansas, Colorado, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, or Rhode Island, you will become ineligible to participate in the Program, and this Operating Agreement will automatically terminate, on the date you establish residency in that state.”
“We’re pleased to announce that the Amazon Associates program is again open to residents of the State of Illinois.
We’re now able to re-open the program because the Illinois State Supreme Court recently struck down legislation that had forced Amazon to close the program to residents of Illinois.
Amazon strongly supports federal legislation like the Marketplace Fairness Act that’s now pending before Congress, which is the only constitutional way to resolve interstate sales tax collection issues. ”
Notably missing from this list is Illinois.
Earlier in November, the Performance Marketing Association (PMA) received news that the Illinois Supreme Court reaffirmed the circuit court decision, declaring that the state’s “affiliate nexus tax” law is invalid. That decision, allows Affiliate Marketers to get back to work – and the decision by Amazon to reinstate Affiliates is more good news for our industry.