I received an email from Amazon today regarding my Associate affiliation with them.  As of today, my account was closed due to a new law enacted only in Colorado.

Here’s an excerpt, “The regulations are burdensome and no other state has similar rules. The new regulations do not require online retailers to collect sales tax. Instead, they are clearly intended to increase the
compliance burden to a point where online retailers will be induced to “voluntarily” collect Colorado sales tax ‐‐ a course we won’t take.
We and many others strongly opposed this legislation, known as HB 10‐1193, but it was enacted anyway. Regrettably, as a result of the new law, we have decided to stop advertising through Associates based in Colorado. We plan to continue to sell to Colorado residents, however, and will advertise through other channels, including through Associates based in other states.
There is a right way for Colorado to pursue its revenue goals, but this new law is a wrong way. As we repeatedly communicated to Colorado legislators, including those who sponsored and supported the new law, we are not opposed to collecting sales tax within a constitutionally‐permissible system applied even‐handedly.”

You can click  Colorado Govt shuts down Amazon Associates to read the notification Amazon emailed to me.  There are links included in case you, too, care to voice your opinion to the Colorado legislators.

This is a very unfortunate circumstance that rings “big brother”.  While I’m not one to strike up conversations about politics, this sure seems wrong.

Tell me your thoughts on this new law.

Best to you,
Jan

Shopping Amazon.com

November 27, 2009

Hello all!

If you shop Amazon.com for amazing deals on everything from electronics to potting soil to DVDs and, oh right, books! . . . please use my link

http://www.eva-colo.com/Amazon.html

Click on any Amazon.com logos on the page and you’ll navigate to their site to begin your shopping experience.  It is the real Amazon.com with all of the same pricing and special deals, but they give me a little monetary kick-back for sending them high quality shoppers.

Right now, you will find crazy deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Let me know if you have any questions!
Thank you so much!

Jan