Saturday, June 27, 2009

North Carolina Web Sites Will No Longer Be Paid for Directing Traffic to Amazon

The growing reach of governments at all levels, federal, state and local, continues to slowly lower the standard of living of its citizens at the edges. The latest victims, booksellers who linked through

Amazon. said it has ended business relationships with marketing affiliates in North Carolina to avoid collecting sales tax in the state.

North Carolina within the next week could pass a law that would force companies to collect the tax if they have in-state online-marketing affiliates -- people who get a sales commission from links on their Web sites. To avoid getting caught by the law, Amazon is dropping the affiliates.

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