So, ever since Illinois Gov. Quinn signed HB 3659 into law, websites / companies have been dropping it's Illinois affiliates like they were holding an atom bomb. The discussion is; are these companies just trying to skirt paying their taxes, or are the states that are enacting these new internet taxes to blame?
So if you're an Amazon Affiliate (someone who partners with Amazon.com, sending customers to them in order to get a cut of a potential sale) like thousands of us out there, guess what? If you're also from Illinois you just got the shaft, thanks to a new "Internet Tax" law passed in that state. Way to go guys! You fail miserably at managing your money, so you stick it to us!
Here's the email Amazon.com sent to all of it's Illinois Publishers: