This morning, Amazon e-mailed all North Carolina residents who are part of its Associates program to notify them that their accounts will be terminated in the next few weeks.
An impending change in North Carolina law would impose taxes on “digital click-throughs,” and Amazon is simply ending its relationship with N.C. -based affiliates rather than figuring out the logistics of paying these taxes. Once the law is in place, other affiliate programs may follow suit. Or not.
Amazon warns NC affiliates about tax issue [News-Record] (Thanks, Andrew!)
Amazon Associates to Terminate North Carolina Members [Insight: Makovision] (text of e-mail)