California Governor Jerry Brown signed a law that repeals legislation aimed at Amazon and other online retailers, As a result, Amazon opens the door again to California-based Amazon Associates Program affiliates. You will have to re-enroll. But, it a quick 3-step process. The link to re-enrollment is Reactivate Your Amazon Associates Account.
On June 29, 2011, Amazon.com terminated all contracts for California-based Amazon Associates Program members. This was Amazon’s reaction to Governor Brown signing into law a bill (AB X28 1) that, besides providing for deep spending cuts, also required out-of-state online retailers to collect sales tax if they have “affiliates, offices, workers, or other ties to the state”.
With the stroke of the Governor’s pen, Amazon chose to instantly cut off a source of income to some 10,000 California-based Amazon Associates Program affiliate marketers. Some Associates were making the majority of their living collecting advertising for sales referred to Amazon.
“We oppose this bill because it is unconstitutional and counterproductive” ~ Amazon Associates Program
By September 9th, 2011, Amazon negotiated a deal with California lawmakers that gave Amazon a year before the company had to start collecting sales tax on California purchases. Part of the deal requires Amazon to lobby the US Congress for a federal solution. Amazon has indicated it would support a “simple, nationwide system of state and local taxes”.
Earlier today, Amazon sent an email to former California-based Associates Program members inviting them to re-enroll in the Amazon Associates Program. Apparently since the California-based contracts between Amazon and the California-based Associates were officially terminated, they must be officially re-instated via the re-enrollment process.
Re-enrollment is as easy as 1-2-3. Simply:
Just that simple. Additional information about re-enrollment can be found at:
Keep in mind that re-enrollment is only directed at California Amazon Associates Program affiliate marketing residents.
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